Can virtualization truly beat travel? Whether it’s down the street or across the country, lawyers rely on physically representing their clients with humanity in the courtroom and establishing connections that can't be replicated via internet. 2020 has been the year of virtualizing the workplace, and if you buy into the idea that virtual and augmented reality truly are the way of the future, lawyers will have to question if the whole practice of law is starting to change. Jack Russo asks Robert Lieff how lawyers and firms will adapt to virtual trials in 2021 (and beyond?) and new resolution methods. Will some fail to adapt despite the push from both judges and litigants? Topics include:
Mini-trials Limits on witnesses, exhibits, transcripts & more Rule 68 and cost-shifting Virtual negotiations & mediations Virtual Negotiations Virtual AI-based judges Too???