A BigLaw Jury Trial in Indiana State Court

By on September 23, 2020

Indiana state courts have been open for jury trials since July 1, and major civil jury trials are being held. The procedures in Warsaw, Indiana, for a week-long trial: Jurors one seat apart. Everyone is masked except those speaking. Lawyers addressing the jury without masks must stand at a podium 10 feet from the jury. This level of restrictions would be insufficient in most federal courts and in many states. The trial team’s takeaway, in an analysis they published: During the pandemic, it is important not to waste the jury’s time with unnecessary testimony. We generally find this to be true in more normal times as well.

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McDermott’s litigation team monitors US courts as they reopen amid the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.