To Zoom or Not to Zoom? Virtual Trials and Litigation. . .

To Zoom or Not to Zoom? Virtual Trials and Litigation. . .
To Zoom or Not to Zoom? Virtual Trials and Litigation in a COVID Environment

As courts around the country grapple with procedures and protocols associated with reopening and social distancing in a COVID environment, including use of online hearings and trials, trial lawyers’ concern on the virtues of the courtroom is clearly on the rise.

• If Courts impose virtual trials, what are the best practices for virtual trials? Assuming some courts and some aspects will be online, how might it work?
• Will jurors have the technology capability for virtual trials? Will jurors come if required in person? Which jurors will we get in each of these situations?
• Which client rights may be compromised in an online hearing or trial? What objections can we make—and win?

We’ll give a timely update on virtual trials to date, including the first Product Liability Trial conducted over Zoom (the Ocampo case), arguments for and against, as well as an overview of the new normal for in-person hearings.

Webinars are complimentary.  Please note that the IADC does NOT apply for CLE Credit for its Webinars. However, attendees are welcome to apply for and/or claim credit as their jurisdictions allow. Please contact your state accrediting agency for state-specific requirements and rules.


Although there is no fee to attend, you must register so that the IADC can plan accordingly for the number of interested participants.  You must be logged in with your IADC username and password in order to register.  Each participant must register individually.  If you have never attended an IADC event before, please create a guest account where requested on this page.

We hope that you will join us for this exciting and informative program. If you have any questions, please contact Melisa Maisel Vanis, Director of Professional Development, at or by telephone at 312.368.1494.
9/16/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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