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State Courts Limit In-Person Activities in Court Facilities for Additional 45 Days

Posted: Friday, January 22, 2021

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea issued a statewide order effective February 1, 2021 that limits in-person activity in courthouses for an additional 45 days and requires remote hearings to the extent possible for all case types. No new criminal or civil jury trials will begin before March 15, 2021. Exceptions may be granted for criminal jury trials that meet new three criteria - the defendant has requested a speedy trial, the defendant is in custody, and the case involves a felony or non-felony person crime. Exceptions may also be granted for other in-person court proceedings under limited circumstances.