A letter from the state Department of Public Health commissioner is a “flashing yellow light” for judges resuming in-person jury trials while COVID-19 continues its march through Georgia, the president of the Council of Superior Court Judges said. 

Concerned about the rate of community spread of the virus in his circuit, Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge and council head Brian Amero asked Commissioner Kathleen Toomey and her general counsel, Jennifer Dalton, whether it is safe to conduct jury trials if community spread transmission levels are greater than 100 cases per 100,000 people. Amero also wanted to know if there is a threshold of community spread above which it becomes unsafe to conduct a jury trial.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]