The Verdict Is In: Online Jury Trials Are Possible

6 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2020

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Michael Shammas

Harvard Law School; Duke University; The Civil Jury Project

Date Written: August 31, 2020


At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was uncertain whether it would be possible to continue conducting civil jury trials. Now, however, the successful completion of both mock and real civil jury trials proves that online jury trials are possible, but that (due to confidentiality requirements) they will need to be at least partly conducted in person.

Keywords: civil jury trials, orange county superior court, yolo county superior court, california superior court system, tort law, nyu law, the civil jury project, steve susman, online jury trials, online civil jury trials, jury matters, nyu

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Shammas, Michael, The Verdict Is In: Online Jury Trials Are Possible (August 31, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

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