State of New Jersey
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey announced that certain in-person criminal proceedings will resume beginning on April 5, 2021. Those proceedings will include grand jury proceedings, as well as first appearances, arraignments, plea hearings, and sentencings in which the defendant does not consent to a remote proceeding. In-person criminal jury trials will resume beginning June 1, 2021, with the significant limitation of one trial per courthouse at a time. Priority will be given to single-defendant criminal cases which are expected to be completed within one week.