Webinar-Trials and Hearings in the COVID-19 Pandemic Era: Virtual or In-Person?


Tuesday, July 21, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am


Online Webinar

Trials and Hearings in the COVID-19 Pandemic Era: Virtual or In-Person?

July 21, 2020
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.


This program will address how the state and federal courts are handling trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will discuss what is involved in a virtual trial (jury or non-jury), and how an in-person jury trial can be held in a safe way. These critically important issues along with others will be examined and your questions answered by a panel of judges who have held virtual or in-person trials and evidentiary proceedings in ways that complied with public health concerns, along with a seasoned trial lawyer who handled the first summary jury trial in Texas state court, and the head of the jury project at the National Center for State Courts.

This program is free to the public. The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for attending.

Amy Stewart, Stewart Law Group
Charles Schiano, New York State Supreme Court 7th Judicial District
Frank Geraci, US District Court for the Western District of NY
Paula Feroleto, Eighth Judicial District of the State of New York
Paula Hannaford-Agor, National Center for State Courts

Beth Kaufman, Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Gerber LLP

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation