Bloomberg Law
June 10, 2020, 7:13 PM

Virtual Selection, Virus Screening Among Judiciary Jury Guidance

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

The federal judiciary issued recommendations on how juries can proceed in the coronavirus era that include pre-screening jurors based on health, using larger courtrooms for jury assembly, and virtual jury selection in certain circumstances.

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts’ guidance report was released Wednesday as courts take steps to reopen following more than two months of closures in response to the virus outbreak that has infected nearly 2 million people in the U.S.

Trial court attorneys and litigants have been waiting for guidance on how federal courts plan to restart jury trials, which normally would put people in ...

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