Update: Trials Resume in the Commonwealth

On October 16, Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey announced that jury trials will resume on Monday, November 9, 2020, at the earliest. This follows the October 23 authorization by the Supreme Judicial Court of Phase 1 of the resumption of jury trials.

The trial court decided to further delay the resumption of jury trials to ensure the safety of those in the courthouse. All jury trials scheduled before November 9 will be rescheduled. Initially, six-person jury trials will be held at designated courthouses throughout the state. We will continue to update our clients as we remain in constant contact with the courts to stay abreast of the most current information. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has posted an article with additional information that you can access here.