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San Juan Court to remain closed due to fire cleanup




By The Star Staff


Courts Administrative Director Sigfrido Steidel Figueroa on Monday released a special operations plan for the San Juan Judicial Center that will be in effect through Sunday, April 28.


The plan is being implemented provisionally while rigorous maintenance and specialized cleaning work is carried out following a fire in the building last week, so the center will remain closed throughout the week.


“After an assessment of the immediate risks in the facilities, and on the recommendation of experts, the next few days will be dedicated to carrying out specialized cleaning work associated with this type of event for the entire building” Steidel Figueroa said. “With the provisional measures that we implemented for this week, we relocated the available resources to maintain attention to the most urgent matters of the San Juan Judicial Region.”


According to the special plan, the hearings scheduled for this week in criminal cases at the San Juan Judicial Center will be rescheduled and the new dates will be announced in due course. Civil case hearings indicated for videoconference, including Family Court hearings, will be held as scheduled.


All urgent higher matters in criminal, civil or family relations cases that must be dealt with in person will be heard at the Caguas Judicial Center.


The San Juan Investigations Room will continue its operations from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. from the Bayamón Investigations Room. It will also operate from thos headquarters this Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.


The Virtual Municipal Hall will operate on a regular basis for urgent matters. Applications for protective orders, involuntary mental health commitments, and other urgent matters of municipal jurisdiction may be filed electronically.

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janette ortiz
janette ortiz
6 days ago

How much longer for the court to resume activities after the fire.

Court of prime instancia in San Juan

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