Welcome to the latest in our ‘Holding Court’ series where the Lit Daily is exploring the variety of ways the pandemic has changed how the nation’s trial courts conduct their business and the things individual jurists are doing to adjust to whatever the new normal is going to be.

Meet Judge Emily Miskel, the administrative judge of 470th District Court in Collin County, Texas, and a member of the state’s judicial council, the Texas judiciary’s policy-making body.