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Previously “all jury trials [were] delayed . . . until June 22, 2020[], or as otherwise provided for by local order, whichever date [was] later.” See Administrative Order No. 2020-10. However, effective June 26, 2020, “[c]ourts that have progressed to Phase 3 under the Return to Full Capacity guidance document under Administrative Order No. 2020-14 shall begin holding jury trials using trial standards approved by the State Court Administrative Office.” Administrative Order No. 2020-19(1). “[C]ourts that are not yet at Phase 3 may proceed with jury trials upon approval from the State Court Administrative Office.” Id. “Further, courts must continue to provide a method or methods for filers to submit pleadings other than by personal appearance at the court.” Id.

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