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Milwaukee, Waukesha counties cancel jury service starting Monday (UPDATE)

Milwaukee and Waukesha counties are canceling jury service as a coronavirus precaution.

Milwaukee County will not have new juries from March 16 through April 3. Chief Judge Mary Triggiano, the Executive Committee of Judges and Clerk of Circuit Court John Barrett made the decision to cancel jury service due to the severity of risk from the coronavirus, according to a press release sent on Friday.

Waukesha County canceled jury service scheduled from March 16 through April 12. Any jurors scheduled to appear after April 12 will be updated.

The Dane County Circuit Court also announced changes to court operations because of coronavirus. The courts will suspend many in-person proceedings starting Monday. The director of state courts said any decisions to change usual court operations and procedures will be decided locally.

About Michaela Paukner, mpaukner@wislawjournal.com

Michaela Paukner is the legal reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal. She can be reached at (414) 225-1825 or by email at mpaukner@wislawjournal.com.

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