Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Issues an Emergency Order Suspending Jury Trials in Florida and Extending Other State Legal Deadlines Through the End of May Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

By April 6, 2020 Uncategorized

Florida’s Chief Justice Canady issued an emergency order April 6 suspending jury trials in Florida and extending other state legal deadlines through the end of May due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The April 6 order combines provisions of several previous administrative orders into a single document. It emphasizes the need for courts to continue applying social distancing and to use remote technology to help keep people safe while also honoring legal requirements. All emergency measures previously established by the Supreme Court, as well as those established in the Eighth circuit by Chief Judge Nilon, will remain in effect until May 29, 2020. floridasupremecourt.org/