August 5, 2020

Travis County Civil Courts Launch Remote Jury Trial Program

The Travis County Civil District Courts have launched the Remote Jury Trial Pilot Program. Available dates are August 17, 2020; August 31, 2020; and September 14, 2020.

To participate, the parties must consent to the date and remote format, but the trials can be binding or non-binding, depending on the preferences of the parties. Real Travis County jurors will participate via Zoom video-conference technology, the Office of Court Administration will provide technological assistance, UT Law School will help you prepare your case, and ABOTA trial lawyers will mentor you through jury selection. If you select the non-binding format, a volunteer mediator will mediate your case following the trial.

Please email your preferred trial date and cause number to Judge Crump’s court staff at: 250.submission@traviscountytx.gov.

For more information:
CLICK HERE to view the webinar “Travis County Civil Courts Pilot Jury Trial Program – Keeping the Wheels of Justice in Motion During a Pandemic.”
CLICK HERE to view the webinar and resource materials for “Nuts & Bolts of Handling a Remote Jury Trial in Travis County Civil Courts.”