Here at Starks Byron, we understand intimately the incredibly stressful times we are all living in. If you have a personal injury case in progress, your stress levels may be at an all time high and you may be wondering how the Covid-19 outbreak will impact your legal matter. You should be reassured that we are prepared to continue bringing your case to a resolution and are taking a proactive approach to your legal representation during this unprecedented pandemic.
Even with some businesses reopening and the statewide shelter-at-home order lifted, the coronavirus outbreak continues to keep Georgia courts from returning to normal operations. In fact, Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton on Monday, May 4th announced that he’s extending the statewide judicial emergency for the second time. The judicial emergency, which was last scheduled to end May 13, 2020, will now be in effect through 11:59 pm on Friday, June 12, 2020. That means civil and criminal jury trials will continue to be on hold and no jurors or grand jurors will be called to serve.