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Practicing During the Pandemic Project

COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented interruptions in jury trials across the country. The impact on juror attitudes and beliefs on science, accountability, healthcare workers, and more will affect how you prepare and try your clients’ cases. And, as business owners, trial lawyers must be prepared for challenges of practicing in a pandemic. AAJ is here to help.

AAJ Presidential Task Force on Civil Jury Trials in the Era of COVID-19

President Tobi Millrood has appointed a Task Force on Civil Jury Trials in the Era of COVID-19. Led by Past President Ken Suggs, this taskforce is developing a brief on in-person voir dire and best practices guidelines on how to conduct jury trials during the pandemic, as well as tracking court orders issued nationwide on how to resume jury and bench trials.

To help support these efforts, AAJ is tracking trials which have occurred during the pandemic. If you have had a trial, let us know by completing our survey.

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COVID-19 Jury Research Project 

AAJ members Gregory Cusimano and David Wenner are conducting nationwide focus groups and surveys to assess the pandemic’s effect on juror beliefs, perceptions, and decision-making. The research results and task force findings are being presented through AAJ Education webinars and other online resources.

Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

AAJ trial lawyer and past-president Lisa Blue discusses the impact that the pandemic has had on civil and criminal jury trials and her experience conducting a jury trial during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Managing Your Office During the COVID-19 Crisis Litigation Packet

This rapid-response Litigation Packet combines articles, examples of policies and protocols, technology advice, and more into one easy-to-use resource. 

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