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 Ethics Issues Posed by Remote Criminal Proceedings

Part 2 of a two-part program.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Virtual Webinar 

Moderator: R. Stephen Stigall, Esq., Ballard Spahr LLP

Panelists:

Hon. Renée M. Bumb, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey

Hon. Noel L. Hillman, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey

David Walk, Jr., U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey

Paul H. Zoubek, Esq., Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP

Topics will include:

  • What are the ethical obligations for grand jury subpoenas requiring testimony during a pandemic or similar crisis?
  • What are the best practices for remote proffers and how can attorneys ensure confidentiality?
  • What are the best practices for making declination requests?
  • Lessons learned from taking virtual guilty pleas.
  • What are the ethical obligations to expedite litigation given trial backlogs/delays?
  • How you can ethically and effectively use remote technology in direct and cross examination.
  • Lessons learned from virtual sentencings.

Click here to access the written materials.