General Statewide Judicial Emergency; No. 553 Judicial Administration Doc.
[51 Pa.B. 3604]
[Saturday, July 3, 2021]
And Now, this 21st day of June, 2021, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Effective July 6, 2021, operation of the Unified Judicial System shall return to pre-pandemic status. All courtrooms, adjacent judicial facilities, chambers, and offices within the Unified Judicial System shall be fully opened and staffed by judges and other personnel.
This Court's order of May 27, 2020, terminated the statewide judicial emergency effective June 1, 2020, but authorized president judges to declare local judicial emergencies. Effective today, president judges are no longer authorized to declare local judicial emergencies. Notwithstanding, to the extent declarations of local judicial emergencies are in effect suspending the rule-based right of criminal defendants to a prompt trial, they may remain in effect until August 31, 2021.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-1044. Filed for public inspection July 2, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]
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