The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, in conjunction with the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, presents:

Fairness and Ethical Issues Posed by Remote Civil Proceedings in Federal Court and Arbitration

Part 1 of a two-part program. Part 2 will cover criminal proceedings.

Virtual webinar: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Moderator: Vincent E. Gentile, Esq., Princeton


Hon. Tonianne J. Bongiovanni, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey

Hon. Jerrold N. Poslusny, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District of New Jersey

Hon. John J. Hughes (Ret.), JAMS

Andrew Ruymann, Civil Division Chief, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey

Corinne Trainor, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP

Topics include:

  • What is the attorney’s duty of competence regarding remote proceedings?
  • What are the best practices to prepare for a remote hearing or settlement conference?
  • What is your ethical obligation to consent to a remote hearing?
  • Preserving confidential material and how to handle inadvertent disclosure.
  • How you can ethically and effectively use remote technology in direct and cross examination.
  • Resource access and public participation issues with remote proceedings.
  • Can remote technology ensure a fair and representative jury?

Click here to access the written materials.