Crisis is the Mother of Change: How a Pandemic Sparked Progress in Courtroom Efficiency

Alison Arden BesunderPublication

American courts, especially state courts, aren’t known for being on the forefront of technology, and the rules set by state and federal courts have limited the use of some modern technology that many of us take for granted in our personal and professional lives. But the COVID-19 outbreak left courts with little alternative; it was either stop the judicial system in its tracks or adjust the rules. This forced the adoption of some efficiencies that many lawyers had been hoping for, and now hope are here to stay. This article discusses those changes and the impact they are having on the judicial process.

Read the PDF of the article published in the Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation