Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the court system has been virtual. Most legal proceedings now take place online, through video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Cisco. This shift has ushered in new rules of conduct, as many courts have their own guidelines on proper etiquette while participating in an online legal proceeding.
But not every new rule is strict. For instance, some courts now allow attorneys to send document requests and responses via email. Such correspondence is more informal and more efficient than ever before, and almost none of it is being done in person.
The question is, are these changes here to stay?
Frederick Penney, founding partner of Penney and Associates, discusses how court procedures have changed in response to the pandemic and whether or not these changes are here to stay. Click here to read the rest of the article now.