After courthouses across the country remained shuttered with no resumption of regular proceedings in sight, some venues have turned to virtual trials as a way to keep on keeping on. Hearings in both criminal and civil proceedings have continued remotely since the start of the pandemic. But trials, particularly ones with juries, have presented difficult questions on topics such as access to technology and jury selection.
The National Law Journal spoke with attorneys who have participated in some of the country’s first virtual trials. Here’s what they had to say about their experience, and their advice for litigators taking on the proceedings in the future. Answers have been lightly edited for length and clarity.
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