Cook County Law Division Presiding Judge, James P. Flannery, Jr., ordered all jury trials delayed until June 30, 2021. Non-jury trials scheduled to take place during the next six months can proceed via zoom or other remote video methods or their trial dates may be reset at the discretion of the assigned judge. For more information, please download the attached PDF.
According to the Order, all jury trial dates, set from March 17, 2020 through June 30, 2021, are converted to “Trial Setting” dates. The setting of jury cases for trial is suspended until such time as jury trials can safely resume, given public health directives.
When jury trial settings can safely be resumed, a minimum of 60-days’ notice will be sent to all parties and counsel of record, providing the date jury trial settings will resume, and the date, time and manner of the court call setting new jury trial dates.
The court will begin the jury trial setting process with cases originally set for trial on or after March 17, 2020.
Parties should expect to receive a trial date within 30 days of the trial setting date. If jury trials resume prior to June 30, 2021, the notice provisions set forth above will commence.