Update on pending criminal jury trials at the County Court.

Chief Judge Peter Kidd
In an encouraging development, Chief Judge Peter Kidd has provided an update on the County Court's efforts to address the COVID-19 backlog of criminal jury trials.

Key highlights include:

  • Reduction from 1543 to 1177 pending trials since January 2022.
  • Time-to-trial figures in Melbourne now at 12-14 months.
  • Positive trends indicate a return to pre-pandemic levels.

To read the Chief Judge's full update on this significant progress, click here.