On April 15th, 2021 the Supreme Judicial Court issued the Sixth updated order regarding court operations under the exigent circumstances created by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Associated with the order which goes into effect on May 1, 2021 is the following list of court locations and dates courts will have access to jury pools:
- March & April Trial Court Schedule for Access to Jury Pools for Phase 2 Jury of 6 Trials
- Jury Summoning Schedule for May 2021 - August 2021
Courthouses across the state are gradually reopening to the public and resuming jury trials. This video tells you what to expect when you are summoned for jury service.
WCVB Channel 5 Story: Exclusive look at state plans to minimize risk to jurors and others
Juror cancellations, OJC temporary closure, and delinquencies, Office of Jury Commissioner. Additional information for people summoned for jury duty.
Off-site jury locations
The Trial Court, together with the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), has been working to identify and evaluate potential off-site locations that can be used for jury business during the pandemic that would allow for adequate social distancing and safety measures.
View the list of current off-site jury locations.
Juror Communications and Phase 1 Massachusetts Demographics
The document linked below contains copies of the standard communications and information provided to all persons summoned for jury duty concerning COVID-19, including information about the Trial Court’s safety protocols, juror surveys on COVID-19 concerns and health, and COVID-19-related procedures for potential jurors. There is also information on where to find a video on mass.gov on COVID-19 and jury service, as well as a chart containing demographic information on persons appearing for jury service in 2019, during the pandemic, and during Phase 1 of jury trials.
Report and recommendations to the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court on the resumption of jury trials in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jury Management Advisory Committee, submitted July 31, 2020
|Date published:||February 24, 2021|