Changes to court rules and procedures during COVID-19

by Gerald Sauer

The coronavirus pandemic has changed virtually everything we know about the practice of law. Attorneys now interact with their clients via Zoom conferences rather than in person. Documents are filed remotely, not hand-delivered. Trials now include remote jury selection, video attendance, masks and social distancing. Civil matters, already substantially backlogged, have moved into the slow lane.

The article examines statutory changes enacted during and in response to the pandemic, as well as procedural changes implemented by trial and appellate courts to help keep the justice system operating during this unprecedented time.

The Article Qualifies For California MCLE Self-Study Credit

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