The Fourth Judicial Circuit is about to mark a major milestone — the first fully remote, binding civil jury trial in a pilot program authorized earlier this year by Chief Justice Charles Canady in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The case, Cayla Griffin v. Albanese Enterprise, Inc., D/B/A Paradise, involves a former dancer at a Jacksonville night club who alleges that in 2018, she was struck and injured by a bouncer who ejected her from the premises.

Remote jury selection, conducted via Zoom, begins August 6 at 8:30 a.m. The trial, also conducted via Zoom, convenes August 10 at 9 a.m. before Circuit Judge Bruce Anderson.