By Matthew Williams and Christina Sarchio (November 16, 2021, 5:12 PM EST) — The widespread adoption of remote appearances is among the few silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clients appreciate the reduced travel costs and ease of scheduling witnesses. Judges and neutrals can call hearings with far less notice while still seeing counsel and witnesses face-to-face.
And, while some may grieve the lost airline miles, appearing at a hearing across the country no longer requires a day of travel for lawyers. Even when the coronavirus eventually wanes, these advantages mean virtual proceedings are surely here to stay — particularly for contractual arbitration.
But, as any practitioner knows, the efficiencies achieved from technology can…
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