Trial by Zoom: Virtual Trials & Arbitrations - RE-BROADCAST

The Litigation Section presents

Trial by Zoom

The Challenges and Opportunities of Virtual Trials and Arbitrations During and After COVID-19
This is a re-broadcasted program from January 20, 2021.

Date Friday, March 5, 2021
Program 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour in Legal Ethics


Honorable Anne-Christine Massullo
San Francisco Superior Court
Honorable Brad Seligman
Alameda County Superior Court
 Zela “Zee” G. Claiborne
Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS
Claude M. Stern
Quinn Emanuel 


 Ellen Medlin Richmond

Hear from the Honorable Anne-Christine Massullo (S.F. Superior Court), the Honorable Brad Seligman (Alameda County Superior Court), Zela ‘’Zee’’ G. Claiborne, Esq. (JAMS), and Claude Stern (Partner, Quinn Emanuel), as we discuss their experience in trials and arbitrations— including jury trials!—conducted entirely over Zoom and similar platforms. You’ll learn what parts of your existing trial practice will translate well in a virtual setting—and how to adapt what you’ve done in the past to reach a Zoom audience. We will also discuss how pandemic era virtual practice will impact trials and arbitrations in years ahead, even as vaccines make “the old normal” possible again.


  • Practical and logistical advice for practitioners headed into virtual trials and arbitrations, including camera positioning and the use of documents and demonstratives
  • Holding the attention of a remote audience
  • Virtual witness handling
  • Reflections on whether and how the pandemic will alter trials and arbitrations for years to come

Section Chair

Lauren Kramer Sujeeth, Rogers Joseph O'Donnell

Event Code: G213103

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3/5/2021 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Online only CA

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