Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued the 55th Emergency Order. The order goes into effect September 1, 2022 and expires November 1, 2022, unless extended by the Court.
Of note, municipal courts may continue to use reasonable efforts to conduct proceedings remotely, but courts may not require a lawyer, party, or juror to appear remotely for a jury trial unless the court has considered any objection or motion related to the proceeding at least seven days before the jury proceedings or as soon as practicable if the objection or motion is made or filed within seven days of the proceeding. This language is similar to language we saw in the 51st Emergency Order.
To read the full order, click on the link above or a copy is inserted below.