As we previously reported, all courts outside New York City moved to Phase 3 of the Unified Court System's plan to gradually return to in-person operations. Last week, the court announced that several upstate districts intend to move to Phase 4. According to the announcement, Phase 4 "will involve a significant increase in in-court operations and staffing."
The court also announced that it will begin summoning Grand Jurors outside the City starting on July 13. This is a significant development since, for the bast several months, grand jury operations have been largely on hold throughout the State.
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