SCJ jury trials: not ’til September, 2020 at the earliest

“To protect the health and safety of all court users and to help contain the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Superior Court of Justice (SCJ) suspended in-person operations, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and until further notice.”

“By order, all … civil matters scheduled to be heard on or after March 17, 2020, were adjourned with no fixed return dates. The effect of those orders was to suspend most jury proceedings.”

“Given the on-going public health situation, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice will not recommence criminal or civil jury selection or jury trials until September, 2020, at the earliest.”

“The Court will monitor the public health situation and issue further direction in early May.”

From CJO Morawetz’ “Notice to the Profession, Public, Accused Persons and the Media Regarding the Suspension of Criminal and Civil Jury Trials”, April 20, 2020

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