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Will Remote Court Appearances Become the Norm

As COVID-19 sticks around and we prepare for the ‘second wave’ this winter, we are discovering that a lot of the social distancing measures that are being taken are actually more convenient than their original counterparts when it comes to legal situations like litigation and more. One of these legal situations is court appearances.

In this ‘COVID World’, the use of remote court appearances has become a blessing for attorneys and judges. It has allowed them to become even more efficient than ever before. Overcrowding in courtrooms is a thing of the past. Attorneys are becoming much more flexible with their time and even more efficient at their job. It can be as simple as having a scheduled video call between the attorneys. Then, a judge could simply dial into the video and conduct the trial right then and there.

What are the Benefits of Conducting Legal Business Remotely

One of the top issues for attorneys is the ability to schedule cases and conduct multiple trials from different places. Travel times lead to incredible difficulties. This is especially true in situations like peak traffic times and during severe weather. However, these new social distancing rules are not only allowing for safety from COVID-19, but they are allowing for better flexibility with time! All costs of litigation should decrease and this should not only save the attorney’s costs but the clients’ money as well.

Can Judges Benefit from Remote Court Appearances

It seems quite apparent that attorneys and their clients will save plenty of money in litigation fees through ‘Remote Court Appearances’, but what about judges? As you know, Judges typically reside in one area to conduct most of their work. Well, now remote appearances can allow a judge to just dial into a video session.

There is no longer any outer noise that will distract any of the participants in the case. There is no worry about contracting COVID-19. There is no fear of violent outbursts. All videos, recordings, depositions, and other information will be backed up and saved into an online database for judges to retrieve. If this is something that you can benefit from, takes care of all the support inquiries, transitions between cases, and even create private rooms quickly for a judge to talk to an attorney. Contact CourtScribes now to see what they can do for you.