Remote (or “virtual”) trials will proceed through the pandemic. These trials might be conducted for both civil and criminal matters and may be conducted with or without a jury. Jury trial will likely require the remote examination of potential jurors. Moreover, witnesses will likely be questioned and evidence introduced remotely. This course will examine what a remote trial might “look like” and how lawyers should prepare to conduct remote trials. The course will consider the pros and cons of nonjury vs. jury remote trials, how voir dire of a jury venire might be conducted, and what might be effective methods to present and cross-examine witnesses and address evidence during a remote trial.
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