We recently wrote about the pros and cons of the virtual deposition, a mechanism which saw its use burgeon during the pandemic. Epstein Becker & Green’s Managing Director, James P. Flynn, has taken the virtual experience to the next level having recently participated in a virtual bench trial. I asked Jim about his experience, and also received some of his big-picture thoughts on this medium.
Q: Were any aspects of the trial easier, or more streamlined, because it was being conducted virtually?A: Dealing with individual documents, and going from one document to the next, is very ...
EBG attorney William O. Stein recently obtained a complete defense verdict in one of the few jury trials to be tried during the pandemic. I recently sat down with him for a Q&A regarding his experience trying a “socially distanced” jury trial during the pandemic and how it differed from a regular jury trial.
Q: What was it like trying a “socially distanced” jury trial case during the pandemic?Jury trials always have their own challenges, but this was unique. The jurors had to wear masks at all times. The lawyers and the witnesses had to wear face shields so the jurors could see our ...
EBG attorney Edward J. Loya, Jr. was recently named Chair of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section. I recently sat down with him for a Q&A regarding this honor, his work with the HNBA, and his white collar criminal practice at EBG.
Q: Most of our readers are probably familiar with the Hispanic National Bar Association, but for those who may not be, can you tell us a little about HNBA’s history and mission?A: The HNBA, which was founded in 1972, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national membership organization that represents the interests of Hispanic legal ...
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