Lake County News, Calif. – Superior Court Says Jury Selection Must Return to Courthouse; criminal schedules to return to in-person appearances

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Lake County Superior Court has said that due to low COVID-19 transmission rates, it plans to return to courthouse jury selection and in-person appearances in criminal cases. .

Almost a year ago, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health removed all physical distancing limits.

Over the past few months, local case and hospitalization rates have remained relatively low and stable.

As a result, effective June 29, the Lake County Superior Court said jury selection would revert to the Lakeport Courthouse at 255 N. Forbes St. in Lakeport.

Jury selection has been taking place for some time at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Lakeport.

In cooperation with Lake County, where possible, the jury registration and orientation process will take place in the chambers of the Board of Supervisors, court officials said.

Other changes include the end of remote proceedings in criminal cases.

Effective July 1, court officials said the remaining statewide emergency rules would be repealed.

As a result, all criminal schedules, except daily in-custody indictments, will revert to in-person appearances.

The court continues to allow remote appearances in many civil and family law proceedings.

Further information is available on the court’s website.

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