Sep 4, 2020
As the pandemic drags on, lawyers and judges are starting to
confront questions about how to administer justice in a world
that’s gone virtual. We’re devoting two Legal Speak podcasts to
exploring the issues. In this episode, Cooley global litigation
chair Michael Attanasio talks with Law.com California bureau chief
Alaina Lancaster about what gets lost in a virtual proceeding—and
explains the one thing that would compel him to give it a try.
Attanasio is a former federal prosecutor and a fellow in
the American College of Trial Lawyers. Among other
concerns, he says that virtual proceedings would fundamentally
change advocacy and could exclude jurors who don’t have access to
the needed technology.