Thursday, September 10, 2020

Jury Trials Starting to Open Back Up in Luzerne County


Can we check opposing counsel into the boards?

Here is a LINK to an article from today's online edition of the WNEP News website reporting on the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas utilizing the Mohegan Sun Arena and other facilities to start back up jury trials. (Check out the video of the news story in the Link to hear more details on the process from President Judge Michael T. Vough of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas).

The alternative venues are being utilized to select jurors with the trials thereafter taking place back in the courtroom with social distancing measures in place.  Some high profile trials will take place completely within the larger alternative venue.

According to the article, jury trials have started back up in Luzerne County under this process and, so far, there has been a good response to the juror summonses sent out to the public.


I send thanks to Attorney Stephen T. Kopko of Cummins Law for bringing this article to my attention.

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