Extract from Annie Gamez’s article “Ready, Set, Zoom—A Close Up Look at a Virtual Evidentiary Hearing”
Over the past two decades, I have handled my fair share of telephonic depositions, mediations and hearings in state, federal and bankruptcy courts. However, if you would have told me a month ago that I would be conducting a two-day final evidentiary hearing in federal court via Zoom with the court, counsel, parties and witnesses appearing virtually from various locations in South Florida and Guatemala, I would not have believed you.
Five years ago, I represented a Nicaraguan company in a week-long final arbitration hearing in New York. We had several witnesses testify via video conference from New Zealand and Nicaragua, including some requiring translations from Tagalog and Spanish.