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Webinar: Considerations leading up to remote hearings


Addressing the digital divide. Communicating scheduling changes. Providing legal information in layman’s terms and in commonly spoken languages on court websites. Providing e-filing for both represented and self-represented parties. Since the start of the pandemic, courts across the country have adapted their processes to allow for remote and virtual proceedings. Join us for the last discussion in this remote hearing series of webinars focused on how courts can consider planning for all of the steps before a case ends up in the courtroom. This webinar will feature a high-energy, practical discussion about the ways that courts can adapt to make the steps leading up to a hearing best for all court users. Panelists will also offer practical tips for making these processes effective.


  • Danielle Hirsch and Zach Zarnow, Court Consulting Services, National Center for State Courts


  • David Colarusso, Practitioner in Residence & Director, Legal Innovation and Technology Lab, Suffolk University Law School
  • Melissa Kantola, Supervising Attorney, 4th Judicial Court, Minnesota
  • Qudsiya Naqui, Officer, Civil Legal System Modernization, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Sarah Song, Senior Program Manager, Legal Technology Initiatives, Access to Justice Division, Administrative Office of Illinois Courts

Register here.