July 16, 2020
From Voir Dire to Verdict—Online Courtroom Project’s Demonstration Online Jury Trial Results are in!
The Online Courtroom Project has just finished a comprehensive report on their two day online demonstration trial conducted on June 26th and 27th. With many courts struggling with significant case backlogs and balancing the health risks of holding in-person trials while continuing to provide access to our justice system, this report details how online jury trials can occur online. The report details the process of how we went about designing and testing an online trial, the obstacles we had to overcome, what happened over the two days, the observations of the judges and attorneys involved in the project, and recommendations for the courts and the legal profession on how to manage an online jury trial. Meant as preliminary user’s guide to help the justice system understand the nuts and bolts of this new arena, we hope to engage as many constituents of the courts to give them tools to deal with this new litigation world. Some of the highlights of the report include findings that:Read More