Trial by Zoom: The Challenges and Opportunities of Virtual Trials and Arbitrations During and After COVID-19

Presented by The Bar Association of San Francisco

CLE WEBINAR Credit: 1 Hour in Legal Ethics
Hear from the Zela ‘’Zee’’ G. Claiborne, Esq. (JAMS), Honorable Anne-Christine Massullo (S.F. Superior Court), the Honorable Brad Seligman (Alameda County Superior Court), and Claude Stern (Partner, Quinn Emanuel), as they 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. They will also discuss how pandemicera 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

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Zela "Zee" G. Claiborne, Esq. 

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Zela ''Zee'' G. Claiborne, Esq.
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