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Ed McCambridge is a founder of the firm and has served as a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Mr. McCambridge concentrates his practice on complex tort litigation …

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Remote Jury Selection by Video Conferencing

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On October 27, 2020, recognizing the need for video conferencing jury selection in civil trials, the Illinois Supreme Court set out general guidelines for remote jury selection. Some of the operative sections are:

D. Remote jury selection by video conference (herein “remote jury selection”) in civil cases is permissible to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure so that litigants can access justice in a timely fashion while keeping all jurors, court personnel, litigants, and the public safe.

For civil matters, circuits may choose to utilize remote jury selection consistent with the guidelines established by the Court Operations During Covid-19 Task Force, and adopted by the court (herein “Guidelines”) on October 27, 2020. More »

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