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Posted on: March 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID 19: Municipal Court Closure

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The New Berlin Municipal Court is issuing the orders set forth below to provide procedures and directions for proceedings and essential functions in the court during the next several weeks. The guidelines are emergency and temporary measures and ONLY effective from March 16, 2020 until April 24, 2020, or upon further order of the Court.

Any change in status will be noticed on the Municipal Court website http://www.newberlin.org/146/Municipal-Court

The World Health Organization declared a global pandemic of COVID-19 due to widespread human infection worldwide. We are committed to open access to our courts and service to the public, and to protect the health and safety of the litigants, judges, court staff and security, attorneys, other participants in court proceedings, and all other persons in the court facilities.

These orders are in place to ensure the continuous performance of the Court’s essential functions and operations and yet seek to mitigate the risk that our employees, lawyers, litigants, judges, and others will be exposed. These guidelines incorporate use of videoconferencing and teleconferencing to minimize contact; follow social distancing practices; and temporarily suspend some non-essential court functions.

The New Berlin Municipal Court HEREBY ORDERS:

  • Effective March 24, 2020, all traffic, ordinance, and juvenile intakes dates are suspended. Any previously filed citations will be adjourned to a date and time beyond April 24, 2020.
  • There shall be no trials or pretrials held on, or before, April 24, 2020

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