Time Periods in General Order 20-01 Further Extended Through January 3, 2021

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered an Eighth Amendment to General Order 20-01 that extends the suspension of jury trials through and including January 3, 2021 due to COVID-19 but allows for grand jurors to continue to be summoned and for grand jury proceedings to continue to be held. The amendment also allows prospective petit jurors to be summoned for trials scheduled to begin after January 3, 2021. A copy of the Eighth Amendment to General Order 20-01 is available here.

For reference, below are links to the original order and its prior amendments:

General Order 20-01
First Amendment to General Order 20-01
Second Amendment to General Order 20-01
Third Amendment to General Order 20-01
Fourth Amendment to General Order 20-01
Fifth Amendment to General Order 20-01
Sixith Amendment to General Order 20-01
Seventh Amendment to General Order 20-01