AAJ HAS UPDATED ITS PRIVACY POLICY AND USES COOKIES ON THIS SITE. To acknowledge and accept AAJ’s privacy policy with the use of cookies, please select OK, I Accept.

Review AAJ's Privacy Policy

Back in the Courtroom: Practicing During the Pandemic Project

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Welcome and Overview of AAJ's Presidential Task Force
  • In-person vs. virtual voir dire
  • Where are trials happening?
  • Scheduling your trial during a pandemic: good idea? If so, how?
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Conducting In-Person Jury Trials During a Pandemic
  • Voir dire logistics
  • Courtroom set up (A/V, social distancing, venue)
  • Personal protective equipment for jurors, witnesses, attorneys, judges
  • Live vs. virtual expert testimony
  • Communication obstacles
  • The "fear factor"
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
How to Try Your Case to a Virtual Jury
  • Voir dire and jury deliberations
  • Opening statements and closing arguments
  • Witness testimony
    •  Video depositions vs. live
    • Using demonstratives with live witnesses
    • Cross-examination using exhibits
3:45 - 3:50 p.m.
Sponsor Presentation
3:50 - 4:00 p.m.
Question and Answer Session
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Networking Reception
Hosted by AAJ's Women Trial Lawyers Caucus via Zoom