Virtual Proceedings in the New York State and Federal Courts: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

This webinar series will discuss the conduct of virtual proceedings  — trials, appeals, conferences and related proceedings — in the New York state and federal courts, how they are presently conducted and best practices that should be considered by lawyers, judges, and court administrators in those courts.  This first session focuses on the response in high volume courts including the family, civil, housing and criminal courts.

The second session on March 9 will consider virtual proceedings in the criminal and civil parts and appellate division of the Supreme Court, the federal trial court and the Second Circuit, as well as in mediation and arbitration.  The third session on March 23 will discuss lessons learned, best practices and how the conduct of virtual proceedings can be improved.  

Sara Wagner, Associate Director, Teamsters Local 237 Legal Services Plan

Hon. Shahabuddeen A. Ally, Supervising Judge, New York County Civil Court
Elizabeth Donoghue, Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue and Joseph, LLP
Tuozhi Lorna Zhen, Supervising Attorney, Domestic Violence Unit of New York LAG 

Sponsoring Committees: 
Council on the Profession, Matthew Diller and Melissa Colon-Bosolet,  Co-Chairs
Council on Judicial Administration, Michael Regan, Chair
Housing Court, Sara Wagner, Chair
Litigation, John Lundin, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Committees: 
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Charles M. Newman, Chair
Education and the Law, Co-Chairs, Jarienn James and Evan Rosenberg
Federal Courts, Harry Sandick, Chair
Civil Court, Sidney Cherubin, Chair
Council on Children, Dawne Mitchell, Chair
Criminal Courts, Terri Stella Rosenblatt, Chair
Criminal Justice Operations, Tess Cohen, Chair
Family Court and Family Law, Michelle Burrell, Chair
State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, Bart J. Eagle, Chair
Trusts, Estates and Surrogates Court, Angelo M. Grasso, Chair

Virtual Proceedings in the New York State and Federal Courts: Lessons Learned and Next Steps: 
Part 2: Experience in Complex Litigation Courts
Part 3: Round table on Best Practices