While many lawyers in the Bay Area have been sheltering in place over the past month, Oakland criminal defense attorney Randy Sue Pollock has been half a country away in Lexington, Kentucky, trying a case on behalf of her client Nader Sarkhosh, an owner of a California charter flight company charged with conspiracy to transport drugs and money laundering. The Recorder caught up with Pollock Friday after she finished up some work on jury instructions to find out what it’s like trying a case in the midst of a global pandemic. Her answers below have been edited for length and clarity.

So what’s the story of this trial that has you in Lexington, Kentucky? Who do you represent and what has he been charged with?

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