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Archived Daily Court Updates August 3 - 7, 2020

Archived daily updates from Massachusetts state courts in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Monday, August 3, 2020

No new updates today.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Jury Management Advisory Committee Issues Recommendations for Jury Trials During Pandemic

  • The Jury Management Advisory Committee of the Supreme Judicial Court has issued recommendations on the resumption of jury trials in Massachusetts state courts, which have been postponed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The justices of the SJC asked the Committee to provide guidance on how to recommence jury trials in Massachusetts courts, and this report responds to that mandate. Before acting on the report, the SJC is inviting public comment on the proposed recommendations. See Notice Soliciting Comments.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

District Court Amended Standing Order

  • District Court Amended Standing Order 8-20: Court operations under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19 (coronavirus) (effective August 10, 2020)

Updated District Court Frequently Asked Questions Translated into Portuguese

  • Juízo de Comarca – Perguntas Frequentes relacionadas à COVID-19

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Boston Municipal Court Standing Order 9-20

  • Boston Municipal Court Standing Order 9-20: Phase two of the partial reopening of Boston Municipal courthouses after limiting appearances due to COVID-19 pandemic (effective August 10, 2020)

Friday, August 7, 2020

No new updates today.