The COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of our society, including not least of all the legal profession. Although we pride ourselves in our profession on our abilities to adjust and adapt to new circumstances, this pandemic has tested and stressed those talents. Social distancing guidelines and procedures implemented across the country have rendered in-person jury trials impossible.

Last month, we completed a 55-day jury trial on Zoom in the Superior Court of California, Alameda County, before Judge Jo-Lynne Lee in the matter styled OCampo vs. Aamco Transmissions. Although we were in Oakland, California, with some of our local counsel, the remainder of our trial team worked out of Los Angeles and Houston.

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