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Navigating Jury Selection over Zoom

September 2020 Bar Bulletin

King County Superior Courts recently announced that voir dire will be mostly conducted over Zoom as part of the effort to resume civil jury trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. This move allows trials to resume without the need for large groups of people to be in the same place in order to conduct jury selection. It is an important step in balancing the public health with the need for the justice system to move forward. However, this also represents new and uncharted territory, so in this month’s column, we take a close look at the research on communication over videoconferencing and what it means for attorney strategy in...

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