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November 19, 2020

Facing a surging pandemic and a projected backlog of nearly 1 million cases this summer, South Florida judges are urging lawyers to reconsider their opposition to remote jury selection.

Judges from Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward counties delivered grim assessments of the pandemic to an ABOTA Ft. Lauderdale webinar.

Rising infection rates have halted jury trials in Broward County for the rest of the year, and South Florida courthouses are “teetering” on the verge of returning to Phase 1 health restrictions, said 17th Circuit Chief Judge Jack Tuter.

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