Presented by Laura Beverage of Jackson Kelly PLLC
The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has precluded in person hearings through August 28. That time frame may be extended again as COVID continues to spread. Some judges have proposes conducting hearings via various methods, including ZOOM. However, issues persist in this approach such as security and validity of the medium, maintaining court room processes and decorum, creating a legible transcript, the ability to judge credibility of witnesses, and the effective introduction of exhibits to name a few. What may work for some cases will not work well for others. How to decide which way to go?