The starting date for jury trials in Massachusetts courts has been pushed back until early next month.

On Friday, Paula M. Carey, the state's Trial Court chief justice, announced that the earliest that jury trials in state court can start has been extended to Nov. 9. In September, the Supreme Judicial Court — it's the state's highest court — had authorized Phase 1 in the resumption of jury trials to begin no earlier than Oct. 23.

Courts have been working toward gradually resuming jury trials. A limited number of six-person-jury trials are called for initially, in designated courtrooms, per a report issued by the Jury Management Advisory Committee.

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