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Richard Caldwell..Of counsel..RumbergerKirk ..Tampa....Christian Tiblier ..Associate..RumbergerKirk..Orlando......Kathleen Shea..Associate..RumbergerKirk..OrlandoCourtesy Photo Richard Caldwell, Christian Tiblier and Kathleen Shea of RumbergerKirk. Courtesy Photo

The COVID-19 pandemic has stalked the world for approximately seven months now, causing untold misery and deaths, disruption of many aspects of normal society and, in addition, bringing jury trials to a complete halt and otherwise wreaking havoc on court proceedings. Courts across the country have sought to address the situation in differing ways, all with the aim of restarting civil jury trials as soon as possible. Some courts have embarked upon a program of conducting jury trials remotely, using Zoom, Ring Central, Microsoft Teams, Webex or other platforms. The concept is that jury trials would be conducted without jurors physically present in courtrooms, but viewing the proceedings and deliberating by way of web conferencing platforms.


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