Sarah F. King, partner at Clifford Law Offices, who handles complex medical malpractice cases, co-moderated a program titled Motion Practice in Cook County Circuit Court’s Law Division for the Chicago Bar Association. She shared highlights from the Zoom presentation in her article, “Tips to Succeed at Motion Practice in the Law Division”.
The article addresses the question, “what is expected from practitioners appearing in the Division, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic?” King outlined tips from Law Division Presiding Judge James P. Flannery, Jr., who provided an overview of General Administrative Order 20-9 which governs the process for emergency motions submitted to courtroom 2005. She also mentioned Judge John H. Ehrlich who spoke on the remote case management process, Judge Christopher E. Lawler who shared tips on remote pre-trials and his experience of resolving cases through this process, and a presentation by Judge Lorna E. Propes who encouraged lawyers to be open to the utility of Zoom to jump start the jury trial system and shared examples of a mock Zoom jury trial.
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