This program will provide insights into best practices relating to three major concerns in returning to jury trials in courthouses across the country: (1) the summons process, including how to cope with expected low rates of return; (2) the jury selection process, including deferments to first responders and healthcare workers and alternate means of administering jury questionnaires; and (3) safely conducting jury trials, including physical distancing, allowing public access and hearing witness testimony.
- Hon. Heather Welch, Presiding Judge, Marion County Superior Court
- Hon. Nannette Jolivette Brown, Chief Judge, US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
- Carolyn DuBay, Executive Director, North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission
- Melanie F. Gilbert, Chief, Facilities and Security Office, Administrative Office of the United States Courts