The coronavirus outbreak put workers’ compensations hearings on hold, and Richmond attorney Andrew Reinhardt is concerned on how the commission will catch up. “We’re all working remote. The judges, the attorneys on both sides, our parties are remote… It’s a ...Read More »
A new announcement from the Supreme Court of Virginia could open doors for remote hearings to keep litigation moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons said judges may, in their discretion, conduct any civil or ...Read More »
Correctional facilities statewide are releasing incarcerated people early to reduce the size of jail populations amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. “Our people are just working tirelessly to find creative and compassionate ways to help our clients,” said Maria Jankowski, deputy executive ...Read More »
A lawnmower, a balky mute button and some audio delay issues were among brief distractions in an otherwise successful first session of telephone oral arguments for the Supreme Court of Virginia April 14. The faceless experience was “weird,” reported Jay ...Read More »
Federal courts have taken the lead on the use of technology to keep cases moving during the coronavirus outbreak. “Federal circuit, district and bankruptcy courts are utilizing multiple audio and video conferencing technologies to host oral arguments, initial appearances, preliminary ...Read More »
Many Virginia prosecutors have relief from their normally tight speedy-trial deadlines for bringing criminal defendants to justice under rulings from three influential courts. The decisions were prompted by the coronavirus outbreak. The federal courts of Virginia and the Fairfax County ...Read More »
COVID-19 was declared a nationwide pandemic on March 11. In a matter of weeks, the novel coronavirus became an all-consuming global crisis causing an unprecedented societal and business upheaval. Businesses have shut down. Workers have been let go. Remote working ...
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