For many in courts system, pandemic 'holding up their lives'

2020-06-28

Defense attorneys and prosecutors appeared as little boxes cluttering a screen, video conferencing into court on monitors placed on the courtroom wall and their now-empty counsel table.

Misdemeanor Judge Kelley Andrews sat at her bench, mask on and surrounded by plastic shields. In a past life, her docket might have brought several dozen defendants and lawyers into the courtroom, but on a recent Thursday morning, only 14 people occupied the space at its peak.

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Posted by: Pat Monks