Following a successful seating of the Grand Jury on October 14, Chief Judge Krista Marx is allowing limited jury trials in October and November. The two to three day trials will occur in both the criminal and civil divisions and will be presided over by Judges Cheryl Caracuzzo, Joseph Marx, Daliah Weiss, Glenn Kelley, John Kastrenakes, and August Bonavita. The Chief Judge will preside over the juror voir dire. Trials will be held on October 27, November 4, and November 17.
The Circuit, working with the County, the Clerk, and the Sheriff, have taken extraordinary measures to protect the health of persons summonsed for jury service. Potential jurors will enter a security door, separate from the public, and will be provided with personal protective equipment throughout their service. The seating in the jury selection rooms as well as in the courtrooms are properly spaced, according to the Centers for Disease Control guidelines. As an added precaution, the trial courtrooms have been outfitted with plexiglass. Additionally, all areas utilized by jurors will be frequently sanitized. With these safety procedures in place, jurors should feel confident that the Circuit is taking every precaution to ensure they can fulfill their important constitutional duty, safely.