It took a global crisis, but Florida litigators and jurists are embracing technology in ways they never have, conducting oral arguments and other court proceedings online—and many of these COVID-19-induced adjustments could be permanent.

There’s no reason why hearings can’t continue remotely once life gets back to normal, according to Broward Circuit Chief Judge Jack Tuter, who said he’s received “rave reviews” from judges after securing 100 new video conferencing licenses with emergency funding from the Florida Supreme Court.

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