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The new normal: Juror safety, backlog are concerns in Northern Virginia (access required)

With more than 35 million Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19, a return to some semblance of pre-pandemic life appears to be on the horizon. Along with that new normal comes a pressing issue for courts across the commonwealth: returning to ...

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Virginia circuit court system moving slowly on jury trials (access required)

As most of the circuit courts in Virginia’s population centers are either preparing for or actively resuming jury trials, the bulk of Virginia courthouses still have not received jury trial approval from the Supreme Court. As of Nov. 9, 27 ...

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Back in business: Jury trials resume in state, federal courts (access required)

With elaborate preparations, Virginia courts are holding jury trials again, even in the midst of the pandemic. Henrico County was first, holding jury selection in a two-day drug case on Sept. 15. But Stafford County and the U.S. District Court ...

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Courts struggle on plans for resumed jury trials (access required)

Virginia judges, lawyers and court officials in various roles expressed frustration this month as they tried to assemble individual local plans for the resumption of jury trials. Many courts have submitted plans, but apparently none had been approved by the ...

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Jury trial hiatus extended (access required)

Virginia’s jury trial moratorium continues. The Supreme Court of Virginia has extended its declaration of judicial emergency through July 19. Regardless of when any circuit court scheduling order was entered, “all civil and criminal jury trials are suspended and shall ...

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