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Coronavirus Is Impacting Florida State And Federal Courts - The Latest Updates - Continued

September 15, 2020

TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties)

http://www.jud10.flcourts.org/sites/default/files/adminOrders/AO_1-53.4.pdf
  • Statewide grand jury proceedings are suspended through July 26, 2020; and other jury proceedings, jury selection proceedings, and criminal and civil jury trials are suspended through July 17, 2020.
  • All non-essential and non-critical proceedings shall be conducted using remote technology.
  • General Procedures (outlined in AOSC20-32)  are adopted to provide for the safety of those persons accessing the courthouses and court facilities.


ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(Miami-Dade County)

COVID-19 Advisory #35: Self-Monitoring Notice [Amended]
  • Two individuals who worked at the North Dade Justice Center, 15555 Biscayne Blvd., and one individual who worked at the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, 175 NW 1st Ave., in the locations listed below, have tested positive for COVID-19
    • Individual 1 (North Dade Justice Center) -  Last Day Worked:  Saturday, 9/5/2020; Work Area:  Room 208
    • Individual 2 (North Dade Justice Center) - Last Day Worked:  Saturday, 9/12/2020; Work Areas:  Room 205, Copy machine area outside of Room 205, Courtroom 2-1
    • Individual 3 (Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center) - Last Days Worked:  Tuesday, 9/1/2020; Wednesday, 9/2/2020; Tuesday, 9/8/2020; Wednesday, 9/9/2020; Thursday, 9/10/2020; Work Areas:  First floor lobby, Information Booth (smaller Information Booth on first floor lobby, near main entrance to Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center), Information Booth on 15th floor, Room 2054
Circuit Civil Division Administrative Memo Re: Judicial Panel Case Resolution Conference Pilot [09-08-20]
[https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/docs/Circuit%20Civil%20Administrative%20Memo%20Re%20Judicial%20Panel%20Case%20Resolution%20Conference%20Pilot%20[09-08-20].pdf]

Circuit Civil Division Administrative Memo Re: Jury Trial Readiness Certification [09-02-20]
[https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/docs/Circuit%20Civil%20Administrative%20Memo%20Re%20Jury%20Trial%20Readiness%20Certification%20[09-02-20].pdf]


TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties)
09/08/2020 Notice
 

  • Desoto County transitioning to Phase 2 on 09/08/2020


THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(Hillsborough County)

08/31/2020 S-2020-044 -Continuity of Court Operations & Judicial Proceedings during COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts - Transitioning from Phase 1 to Phase 2

[https://www.fljud13.org/Portals/0/AO/DOCS/S-2020-044.pdf]
  • Transitioning to Phase 2
  • Criminal jury trials to begin October 19, 2020


FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington Counties)

09/07/2020 COVID-19 Ninth Amended Operational Plan For The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Transitioning From Phase 1 To Phase 2
[https://www.jud14.flcourts.org/sites/default/files/media/doc/administrative_orders/2020-00-11A9.pdf]
  • All counties to transition to Phase 2


FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(Palm Beach County)

09/09/2020 AO 12.510
[https://www.15thcircuit.com/sites/default/files/administrative-orders/12.510.pdf]
  • Phase 2 to begin 09/09/2020
  • Small juror pools to begin in October/November for discrete number of civil and criminal trials
  • Larger resumption of jury trials anticipated for 2021


SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(Monroe County)

Eighth Amended Exhibit A to Emergency Directive 20-03 dated May 12, 2020:

[https://0201.nccdn.net/1_2/000/000/0e4/8c2/Emergency-Directive-20-03-8th-Amended-Exhibit-A.pdf]

  • Non-residents can demonstrate that they have legitimate business in the Florida Keys portion of Monroe County now by providing documentation demonstrating Court business such as a hearing notice, deposition notice, subpoena, Florida Bar card or similar credential from another state.

https://0201.nccdn.net/1_2/000/000/08c/7bf/Administrative-Order-Supreme-Court-20-23.pdf
  • All grand jury proceedings, jury selection proceedings, and criminal and civil jury trials were suspended beginning Monday March 16, 2020 and will remain suspended until May 29, 2020 or as further ordered by the Florida Supreme Court.
  • Only mission critical matters to be heard.
  • All other hearing postponed to be rescheduled by parties or Court.
  • Where available, technological means of communication to be used.


SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(Broward County)

7/15/2020 SIXTH EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) (AO 2020-63-Temp)

[http://www.17th.flcourts.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-63-Temp.pdf]
  • Remote operations to continue until further order


EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(Brevard and Seminole)

AO 20-28 (2nd Amended) Covid-19 Procedures – Transitioning from Phase 1 to Phase 2 (Amended 08/17/2020)
[https://flcourts18.org/docs/Covid19/20-28_2nd_Amended.pdf]


NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie)
  • Jury trials in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit will resume beginning Monday, October 5, 2020. Jurors can expect to begin receiving summons in the coming weeks in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties.
  • Chief Judge Lawrence Mirman decided to resume jury trials based on improving local health conditions and other extensive criteria provided to all judicial circuits by the Florida Supreme Court. All persons attending jury trials will be required to wear masks and engage in social distancing.


TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

(Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee)

08/24/2020 Revisions to Twentieth Judicial Circuit Operations Plan and Resumption of Trials

[https://www.ca.cjis20.org/pdf/20thJudicialCircuitAlert_COVID-19_Advisory12.pdf]
  • Resumption of criminal trials September 2020


FEDERAL COURTS


SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES


The Supreme Court Building will be closed to the public until further notice. The Building will remain open for official business.

The Court will hear oral arguments by telephone conference on May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 in a limited number of previously postponed cases. In keeping with public health guidance in response to COVID-19, the Justices and counsel will all participate remotely. The oral arguments are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. On days when more than one case will be heard, the second case will begin promptly following the first case.

 

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

08/14/2020 Eleventh Circuit General Order No. 46 - Requirements to Enter Court Facilities and Temporary Suspension of Paper Filing Requirements
[http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/courtdocs/clk/GeneralOrder46r1.pdf]


SOUTHERN DISTRICT COURT OF FLORIDA

08/11/2020 Administrative Order 2020-53 Coronavirus Public Emergency - Sixth Order Concerning Jury Trials and Other Proceedings

[https://web.flsd.uscourts.gov/uploads/adminOrders/2020/2020-53.pdf]
  • Jury trials continued to January 4, 2021


MIDDLE DISTRICT COURT OF FLORIDA


NORTHERN DISTRICT COURT OF FLORIDA

7/13/2020 AO – IN RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19

[http://www.flnd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/general-ordes/20200713_AdminOrder_COVID19_PNClosure_Docketed.pdf]
  • Effective immediately, the United States Courthouse and the Winston E. Arnow Federal Building, located in the Pensacola Division of the Court, must be temporarily closed to the public and will remain closed to the public until further notice.

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