The ADR Practice Management, Business, and Skills Development Committee is honored to sponsor the December 2020 edition of Just Resolutions.
Early in the year, the coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench into courts' gears across the nation. The spread of COVID-19 led the State and Federal courts throughout the country to stop holding jury trials. There have been unprecedented delays in trial dates, and cases that opted for Alternative Dispute Resolution formats were put on hold. The pandemic and resulting social distancing measures continue to take a toll on the country's economy.
The pandemic motivated parties to embrace technology as an alternative way to move their cases along. I want to think that online platforms, such as Zoom, BlueJeans, and others, encouraged litigants to consider a new spirit of cooperation.