Delayed by COVID-19 for nearly three months in most parts of the state, jury trials are resuming in counties large and small.
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on Monday issued a statewide order suspending all jury trials in California's superior courts for 60 days and allowing courts to immediately adopt new rules to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to hold criminal trials has been extended a total of 90 days.
Guide addresses more than 200 questions and topics related to facilities, personnel, jury management, case management and processing, and communications.
Judges now have discretion to backdate modification requests for child, spousal, partner, or family support orders during the state of emergency.