While some counties have many district courts, some district courts have many counties. Few judges have a larger territory to cover than Judge Roy Ferguson of the 394th District Court. Given the size of his district, with few local attorneys, Judge Ferguson served as one of the early adopters of remote proceedings when COVID-19 hit. In this conversation with hosts Todd Smith and Jody Sanders, he shares how the adoption of virtual technology improved access to justice in his district and benefitted citizens, parties to litigation, and their counsel. Judge Ferguson also conducted one of Texas’s first virtual civil jury trials and deconstructs his experience for the benefit of our listeners.
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