Georgia’s chief justice has issued a new extension of a nine-month-old judicial emergency declaration addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, but he included an advisory for judges this time. 

In his new order, which will expire Jan. 8, Chief Justice Harold Melton left in place his earlier decisions to allow grand juries and in-person jury trials to resume, even though public health reports indicate that “COVID-19 conditions are worsening dramatically in many parts of the state.” But Melton also advised judges to “remain vigilant of changing COVID-19 conditions” and be prepared to once again suspend jury trials and grand juries.

This content has been archived.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 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]