Coronavirus Forces Courts to Experiment

News Story (NATIONAL)

Laura Kusisto
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
March 28, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, Courts, COVID-19, Technology

Organizations mentioned/involved: Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA)


The new coronavirus pandemic has forced courthouses to abandon traditions and embrace long-resisted technology allowing legal work to grind on even if courtrooms remain empty. The effort has frayed the personal connections that build trust among lawyers and judges, and raised challenges for a justice system founded on the premise that defendants have a right to confront their accusers.