How COVID-19 Is Transforming Voir Dire—And What That Means for Trials

By Neale deGravelles  Legal experts and trial attorneys know how important voir dire is for a jury trial. But the COVID-19 pandemic is transforming the process of selecting a jury—and causing significant problems for attorneys vetting potential jurors. The stakes are high. In a capital case, a poor voir dire process can result in the […] Learn more...

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Navigating Zoom Hearings and Depositions

By Neale deGravelles COVID-19 has created the potential for a slew of problems related to holding hearing and depositions on video conference streaming platforms, such as Zoom. The recent high-stakes Zoom hearing for the case between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry over the state’s Coronavirus restrictions is a case in point. […] Learn more...

Adapt Jury Trials to COVID-19

3 Ways to Adapt Jury Trials in the Age of COVID-19

By Neale deGravelles   Jury trials have a long history, and for hundreds of years, the physical setup of courtrooms has remained largely unchanged. Attorneys could — and would — go up to the jury box and be able to look the jurors in the eye. For witnesses on the stand, they could also look […] Learn more...