November 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Courts Postpone All Jury Trials Until 2021 

On Thursday, the Maryland Judiciary announced that all jury trials will be postponed to 2021. Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera ordered that courts roll back from Phase 5 to Phase 3 of reopening beginning Monday. The short-lived Phase 5 began on Oct. 5; jury trials had resumed for the first time […]

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September 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Circuit Court Prepares to Resume Jury Trials for First Time Since March

On Monday, Oct. 5 Maryland courts will enter Phase 5 of reopening. This means all courts will be fully operational and for circuit courts, it means jury trials are back on for the first time since March. The Montgomery County Circuit Court has many COVID-19 precautions in place like plexiglass and physical distancing. Some jurors […]

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May 29, 2015 | Krista Brick

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New Jury Management System Promises to Streamline Jury Duty

Starting June 1 it might just get easier to serve on jury duty. The Circuit Court for Montgomery County will launch an updated jury management system on Monday, June 1 with several improvements that include a streamlined “one-step” summons and qualification questionnaire; an online option to request a one-time postponement of jury service, and new […]

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August 6, 2014 | Staff Writer

Potomac Man Found Guilty of Nine Counts in Montgomery Mall Road Rage Case

After two days of deliberations, a Montgomery County jury has found David Benjamin Goldberg of Potomac guilty of nine counts in the case of a road rage incident that occurred at the Montgomery Mall in November of last year. Goldberg was charged with stabbing a man and a woman in that incident. “People are entitled […]

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