Virtual: Courtroom Technology in the Age of the Coronavirus: Supporting the Criminal Justice System as it Turns Digital

May 19, 2020

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EDT
60-minute presentation includes a Q&A session 

Please join the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA), the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), the Due Process Institute (DPI) and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) for a webinar focused on the problems facing courts, prosecutors, and public defenders as hearings and trials increasingly rely on digital technology in response to  COVID-19. Hear from practitioners in the criminal justice system on potential challenges in the field as jurisdictions attempt to hold criminal and civil proceedings virtually. This webinar will also cover how recent federal funding passed by Congress can be used to assist criminal justice systems in paying for the technology and resources to hold these proceedings virtually.

NDAA, NCJA, DPI, and NCSC will provide attendees with an inside look at how digital technologies are being implemented in our criminal justice system as well as an overview of how state administrating agencies can support our courts during the ongoing pandemic. There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.


Mark Vargo, State’s Attorney, Pennington County (SD)
Anne Jordan, Manager of Criminal Process and Specialty Dockets, Administrative Office of the Courts, State of Maine Judicial Branch
Kenneth Hardin, Assistant Public Defender, Harris County Public Defender’s Office
Danielle Hirsch, Principal Court Consultant, National Center for State Courts

Moderator: Chris Asplen, Executive Director, National Criminal Justice Association

Registration for this event is free!


Questions about this event? Contact Frank Russo.


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