Virtual Proceedings in the New York State and Federal Courts


This webinar series discusses 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 session will cover what has been done in terms of remote proceedings in the general parts, Commercial Division and Appellate Divisions of the New York State courts and in the Federal District Courts and Second Circuit; what the challenges have been from the perspective of both practitioners and the courts; and what can we do to make things even better. The third session on March 23 will discuss lessons learned, best practices and how the conduct of virtual proceedings can be improved.

Hon. Deborah A. Kaplan
, Administrative Judge, Civil Matters, First Judicial District, New York State Unified Court System
Hon. Sanket J. Bulsara, U.S. Magistrate Judge, EDNY
Hon. Sarah L. Cave, U.S. Magistrate Judge, SDNY
Lee Bergstein, Bergstein Flynn & Knowlton PLLC
Jason Canales, Canales PLLC
Philip Goldstein, ADR Office of Philip Goldstein
Bradley P. Pollina, Cole Schotz P.C.

John M. Lundin
, Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP

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 3: Round table on Best Practices