When Will We See a Resumption of Jury Trials in Philadelphia County?

By: Andrew F. Susko and Robert G. Devine
The Legal Intelligencer

When will the trial court in Philadelphia County be open for jury trials in civil actions? While a precise prediction is difficult given the existing state of our trial courts during the COVID-19 pandemic, what is known is that current medical risks of group gatherings make nearly impossible the in-person empaneling of juries of 12 anytime soon. The uncertain COVID-19 landscape has effectively put on hold the ultimate arbiter of disputes, the 12-person jury, and has significantly reduced one of the biggest pressure points to getting civil actions resolved amicably.

Litigation attorneys Andy Susko and Bob Devine explore the current litigation landscape in Philadelphia County in their article "When Will We See a Resumption of Jury Trials in Philadelphia County?".

This correspondence should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only and you are urged to consult a lawyer concerning your own situation and legal questions.


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