With many courts across the country on the cusp of reopening after weeks of COVID-19 related shutdowns, lawyers may finally be able to step away from their webcams and once again greet clients, judges and opposing counsel face-to-face. However, just because remote court tech won’t be strictly necessary any more doesn’t mean that attorneys are ready to see it go.

In fact, the cost and efficiency gains that processes like remote depositions or hearings afford may be enough to offset any inconveniences in the eyes of law firms and clients. Also, it doesn’t hurt that have already spent the last few months getting a crash course in virtual proceedings.

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