Managing Evidence for Virtual Hearings

18 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2020

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P.L. Embley

Joint Technology Committee; NCSC - Court Consulting Services

Date Written: June 25, 2020


As a result of stay-at-home orders tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, courts in most states are conducting virtual hearings: using technology to facilitate a hearing without the judge and the parties being physically gathered in one location. Evidence is a key aspect of those virtual hearings. Much can be gleaned from the ways other types of organizations do business virtually. However, courts have unique needs that require thoughtful attention as they impact how evidence is submitted, stored, and shared to support a virtual hearing.

Keywords: technology, justice, pandemic, evidence, law and technology, access to justice

JEL Classification: K40, K41, K49

Suggested Citation

Embley, P.L., Managing Evidence for Virtual Hearings (June 25, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

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