August 24, 2020: Message from Chief Judge DiFiore

On August 24th, NYS Chief Judge Janet DiFiore provided this video update to discuss the fact that juries are now being summoned to the courthouse in all 62 counties. She notes that trial by jury is a pillar of the justice system, and strict safety measures will be enforced to ensure the safety of all court users as the court system continues to phase in in-person operations.

Chief Judge DiFiore also discusses additional strategies being used to control traffic in the courthouse, including e-filing and streamlining pre-trial litigation processes.

She also discusses updates from the problem solving courts and appellate courts.



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