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Clearly marked seating arrangements are placed for the jury to ensure social distancing in a trial court room at the Kings County Supreme Court in Brooklyn. Photo: Ryland West/ALM

When court officials in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna County began sending out jury summonses in September as the system began to reopen after the COVID-19-related shutdown, one thing became obvious: fewer prospective jurors were willing to appear.

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Max Mitchell

Max Mitchell is ALM's Pennsylvania Bureau Chief overseeing The Legal Intelligencer, Delaware Law Weekly and Delaware Business Court Insider. Follow him on Twitter @MMitchellTLI. His email is [email protected]

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