March 2021 Bar Bulletin
By Thomas M. O’Toole, Ph.D.
In the fall of 2020, King County Superior Court Judge David Keenan presided over a 15-day Zoom jury trial. The length of the trial is particularly notable given that most remote jury trials reported in the news have been shorter in length by comparison. Judge Keenan now provides guidance to other judges as they order remote jury trials to help keep the wheels of justice moving during the pandemic.1
However, many trial attorneys remain anxious and uncertain about remote jury trials, viewing them as a radical departure from the norm. These feelings are understandable given the fact...