The fall sitting of the Dukes County superior court begins next Monday at the Edgartown courthouse.

The Hon. Cornelius J. Moriarty 2nd, an associate justice of the superior court, will preside over the session. A new grand jury convenes on Monday.

Several civil trials are on the schedule. The schedule is light on criminal matters, with jury trials scheduled for the end of the month for Darryl B. Baptiste and Patrece L. Petersen.

Mr. Petersen, 41, of Edgartown is charged with assault to murder, attempted murder and assault and battery, and Mr. Baptiste, 35, of Brooklyn, N.Y., is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.

The two men were indicted in April on charges stemming from an alleged assault in March at the Ritz Cafe in Oak Bluffs.

According to police reports filed in court, Mr. Baptiste allegedly bumped into the victim, causing the man to drop his drink. An argument later ensued in which Mr. Baptiste allegedly slashed at the victim with a razor and Mr. Petersen allegedly choked the victim and yelled that he was going to kill him. Police said the attacked man had abrasions and observable lacerations to his body and leather jacket.

Superior court sessions are usually scheduled twice a year on the Vineyard, in April and October.