No jury trials through August 2 (Chief Judge Order 2020-14, June 22).
Jefferson and Gilpin courts are using WebEx to conduct some court proceedings. Information on how to connect to the correct courtroom can be found here.
Public hearings are not being conducted, as the entrance to the courthouse is limited to parties and attorneys only. No more than 10 people are allowed in a room at a time. Masks and social distancing are required.
What if I have court in Jefferson County (Colorado)?
According to the 1st Judicial Court website, parties are encouraged to hold electronic hearings when possible. However, the limited services orders issued during the summer have expired. So, if you have a court date and have not heard from your attorney or the court, the safest thing to do is to attempt to attend your court date.
The court is not admitting people who fall into three categories:
- Diagnosed with COVID-19 without a later test confirming you are virus-free
- In direct contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, and
- Experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, or any other respiratory illness symptoms.
There are also severe limits on the number of people allowed in the courtroom and who is allowed there. Parties and attorneys are allowed, but friends and family are not allowed in the Jefferson or Gilpin courthouses.
Which 1st district courts are affected?
These rules apply to the Jefferson Combined Court, 100 Jefferson County Parkway,Golden, CO 80401, and the Gilpin Combined Court, 2960 Dory Hill Road Suite 200, Black Hawk, CO 80422.