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Brampton33 06-13-2022 08:45 AM

Communication with lawyer during court appearances
From what I understand, most, if not all, court appearances are done virtually now on the computer. During my appearances, I would discreetly slip notes to my lawyer with information, to either provide instruction on the spot or to clarify any misrepresented facts.

How is this done when court is now virtual? When represented, I know it looks terrible to pipe up.

This question is relevant for when in-person appearances resume. My lawyer has moved away. She knows my case (and its history) and I am satisfied with her, but I am less comfortable with her not being "physically" present in court when needed.

rockscan 06-13-2022 10:20 AM

Communication with lawyer during court appearances
Im sure you can text back and forth or your lawyer may have a program she would use. You may be getting ahead of yourself thoughif she moved away, there is no guarantee she will take your file. She may recommend you have someone local. Not to mention the additional costs if you end up having to appear in person and she travels.

ETA: if your lawyer allows you to pass notes or make comments then I question how much they know your case. My husbands lawyer told him that once the judge sat down he was not to speak, gesture, write or make any moves towards the lawyer. He was to sit and be quiet and let the lawyer do his job.

Stillbreathing 06-13-2022 11:33 AM

During my virtual arbitration my lawyers and I emailed back and forth. They responded quickly and this was extremely effective.

blinkandimgone 06-13-2022 11:35 AM

Ask your lawyer! They may have a preference.

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