San Juan – The Judicial Branch of Puerto Rico will operate under the partial closure system on Monday, November 2, 2020, according to the plan adopted by the Presiding Judge, Maite Oronoz Rodríguez, which is part of the savings measures, the director announced. Administrative Officer of the Courts, Siegfried Steidel Figueroa.
As indicated, under this system the judicial centers of Aguadilla, Aibonito, Arecibo, Bayamón, Caguas, Carolina, Fajardo, Guayama, Humacao, Mayagüez, Ponce, San Juan and Utuado will offer services during regular hours.
The Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Office of Court Administration will also offer services.
All the rooms of the Court of First Instance that are located outside the judicial centers will be kept closed.
Because the Secretariats will be open in the judicial centers, and the Unified Case Management and Administration System (SUMAC) is in operation for the processing of civil cases, the terms for the presentation of briefs will not be extended.
The documents that must be presented in the rooms that will be closed will be received in the judicial centers corresponding to each judicial region or may be presented through SUMAC, as appropriate.
Electoral cases of a civil nature may be submitted through SUMAC.
Complaints in electoral cases of a criminal nature may also be filed by SUMAC. People who appear in their own right may present their writings physically in the judicial centers or through the emails available for it in each judicial region.
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