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Superior Court of Justice unveils practice directives for criminal proceedings

Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 7:43 AM | By Amanda Jerome

New practice directives set out by the Superior Court of Justice become effective May 1 in the hopes of “enhancing the timeliness, appropriate scheduling and trial readiness for criminal proceedings.”

The practice directives cover: appearance of indictments, factums, updated pre-trial forms, directions of pre-trial conference judges, pre-trial via telephone or video conference, bail variations and scheduling applications.

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