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11th Circuit suspends jury trials through January due to COVID concerns

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11th Circuit logo11th Circuit Chief Judge Bertila Soto has suspended jury trials through January 31, 2021, 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 the rise in new COVID-19 cases throughout Florida and Miami-Dade County and the upcoming holidays, according to the court.

Only jury trials are affected by this temporary suspension, which will remain in effect through January 31, 2021.

All other court proceedings shall continue as scheduled, and any jury trials scheduled for February 1, 2021, 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 the 11th Circuit’s website at www.jud11.flcourts.org and social media @miamidadecourts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for future updates.

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