Justice Lawrence Knipel, the Administrative Judge of the Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term, announced this week that jury trials will resume in the Civil Term on March 22, 2021.
"Safety is our primary concern," Justice Knipel said in the announcement. "Extraordinary precautions have been taken to insure the safety of all participants. Strict social distancing will be maintained during jury assembly, selection, and trials. Physical space will be deeply cleaned, adequately ventilated and plexiglassed. PPE, temperature checking and health information will be required of all participants.
"While working in a newly minted, virtual environment, the Civil Term of the Supreme Court in Kings County has processed an amazing 18,500 matters since April 30, 2020. It is anticipated that similar success will now attend the accumulated backlog of in-person jury trials."
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