Virtual Court Proceedings: Are They Here to Stay?: Legal Technology Trends

This week’s blog post for IPRO’s blog is about virtual court proceedings and whether or not they’re here to stay as the COVID-19 pandemic winds down (hopefully sooner rather than later).

We all know what happened when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down life as we know it back in March 2020.  Workers were forced into remote work environments because of social distancing requirements and the US court system ground to a halt – at least temporarily.

But as it became apparent that the pandemic was going to last well beyond the initially intended two-week quarantine period, the court system had to find a way to get back on track.  Just like the business world, the courts began using Zoom to conduct proceedings virtually, including hearings, depositions (many of which have been virtual already for years) and even trials.  And there have been a lot more virtual court proceedings than you might think, a whole lot more.

So, what are the pros and cons of virtual court proceedings?  What is each state’s current stance on them?  And what are some best practices for conducting virtual court proceedings?  You can find out on Ipro’s blog here. 😉  It’s just one more click!

So, what do you think?  Do you think virtual court proceedings are here to stay, post pandemic?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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