BOSTON — All trials in Massachusetts have been postponed until at least June 1, depending on the type of trial, the Supreme Judicial Court said Monday.


All bench trials, in both criminal and civil cases, have been postponed to at least June 1, unless they may be conducted virtually by agreement of the parties and of the court.

Jury trials in both criminal and civil cases in Massachusetts courts are postponed until at least July 1.

Under the new order, until at least June 1, all courts in the state will continue to be open to conduct court business, but courthouses will continue to be closed to the general public, except where entry is required to address emergency matters that cannot be addressed virtually.


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