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11th Circuit extends jury trial suspension through February

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11th Circuit logo11th Circuit Chief Judge Bertila Soto has extended a temporary suspension of jury trials through February 28 in order to protect the health and safety of the community and court staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was determined in consideration of current COVID-19 conditions throughout Florida and Miami-Dade County, according to the court.

Only jury trials are affected by this temporary suspension, which will remain in effect through February 28. All other court proceedings shall continue as scheduled, and any jury trials scheduled for March 1 and beyond need not be re-scheduled.

The Miami-Dade courts continue to operate under Phase 2 COVID-19 Emergency Operations until further notice. Continue to visit and social media @miamidadecourts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for future updates.

For a complete list of courthouse access updates and information from across the state, visit the Supreme Court’s website at

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