Register now: Trial by Zoom: How COVID-19 changed the way Courts handle cases

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, backlogged courts. The judiciary in Washington have been national leaders in this 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.

Join us for a half-day conference from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, via Zoom. The conference will help practitioners at every career stage learn about:

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

Distinguished Speakers

Our speakers will include:

  • Judge Marsha J. Pechman, Senior United States District Court Judge, Western District of Washington
  • Judge Matthew W. Williams, King County Superior Court, Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, Seattle University School of Law
  • Darrell L. Cochran, Esq, Pfau Cochran
  • Professor Emeritus Judith Shahn, UW School of Drama; Affiliate Professor, UW School of Law
  • Michael S. Wampold Esq, Peterson Wampold

Registration and CLE

This event has been approved for 3.5 CLE credits.

Registration fees include:

  • General admission: $75
  • New lawyers: $35 for those admitted to the bar after June 30, 2020
  • Students: Free (enter this discount code at checkout: UWLAWSTUDENTS)

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