FL02 So You Want to Be a (Microsoft) Team Player?—Best Practices for Conducting Virtual Trials and Hearings (2021CLC)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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The Family Law Track

Presented by the Family Law Section

About the Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way practitioners conduct court proceedings in a virtual setting, specifically via Microsoft Teams. Preparing for your case with live witnesses and exhibits can be stressful enough but having to conduct a proceeding in a virtual setting presents additional challenges and situations that you may not have encountered in a courtroom. This session will discuss the preparation and handling of virtual hearings and trials and the use of exhibits. The presenters will conduct a mock virtual examination with the use of exhibits. The presenters will also discuss insights obtained and lessons learned during a six-week virtual matrimonial trial, which consisted of multiple live witnesses sitting in different states and numerous exhibits, both documentary and video. 

You Will Learn

  • About the venue, technology, and programs needed for virtual trials
  • Best practices and how to avoid distractions that would not typically occur in a live courtroom 

Who Should Attend

Family law practitioners. 

CLE Credit

1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP) 


Christine Chu Christine Chu
Siegel & Kaufman PC, Stamford

Ross Siegel Ross M. Kaufman
Siegel & Kaufman PC, Stamford