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Wisconsin courts flooded with jury trials after pandemic year, slowing resolutions for defendants

BY: - July 19, 2021

As Wisconsin’s circuit courts return to normal operations, attorneys from across the state are worried about a massive backlog of cases and jury trials that have built up over the last year and a half while courts were mostly virtual due to the pandemic.  The backlog threatens to further slow the whole system down, making […]

Video-conferencing in a Wisconsin courtroom. Defendants in court cases are increasingly having their day in court remotely. (Photo by Henry Redman)

The court system is returning to normal, but virtual court is here to stay (sometimes)

BY: - May 26, 2021

The Wisconsin court system has been trudging along for the last 14 months, doing what it can virtually and trying to make in-person court appearances as safe as possible. But as the vaccination rate rises and the state emerges from the pandemic, people who work in the system want some of the lessons to remain […]