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Darrell Cochran to Speak on Remote Hearings for UW Law

Sep 7, 2021 | Firm News

On September 15, partner Darrell Cochran will participate in a half-day seminar about remote hearings for the University of Washington School of Law (UW Law). The series of presentations, which will be broadcast via Zoom from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT, is titled “Trial by Zoom: How COVID-19 Changed the Way Courts Handle Cases.”

Below is UW Law’s description of the seminar, which includes additional speakers Judge Marsha J. Pechman, Senior U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Washington; Judge Matthew W. Williams, King County Superior Court Judge and adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Seattle University School of Law; and Professor Emeritus Judith Shahn, UW School of Drama and affiliate professor at UW Law.

Legal scholars, judges and practitioners agree: Remote hearings and trials are not likely to go away after the pandemic, particularly in the civil arena. The greater efficiencies of Zoom are just too compelling for our overburdened backlog of courts. The judiciary in Washington have been national leaders in the transition.

However, this sea change in court procedure has left even experienced lawyers feeling unsure what they need to be doing and how best to advocate for their clients. This half-day conference will help practitioners at every career stage learn about:

    • Comprehensive protocols and the new rules of courthouse engagement using Zoom
    • Effective client advocacy using Zoom
    • Changes and equipment you need to do your best job using Zoom
    • How jurors react to Zoom trials

You can register for the event here.