Travis County plans for future virtual juries after successful trial run

Sep 07, 2020

The Travis County lawyers and justice of the peace involved in the nation’s first online, binding criminal jury trial said they were pleased with the experiment, although some law experts expressed concerns about such a drastic change to the jury trial process.

Travis County officials announced last week that they have developed a plan to resume the hearing of civil jury matters through video courtrooms via Zoom, and they plan to start having trials Oct. 12.

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Posted by: Pat Monks