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Monday, July 27, 2020 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Nuts & Bolts of Handling a Remote Jury Trial in Travis County Civil Courts: What You Need to Know Before You Go (REMOTE)

The Travis County Civil District & County Judges, together with the Office of Court Administration and the Austin Bar Association’s Jury Trial Task Force, are launching a pilot program to test jury trials via Zoom, beginning in mid-August 2020. During the pilot program, jury selection and the trials will be conducted remotely. To participate, all parties and their attorneys must agree to use the Zoom platform. One-day summary jury trials and remote binding trials that can be tried in less than three days will be prioritized. Join this CLE to learn how to advocate in a summary jury trial and best practices for trying a remote jury trial.


  • Professor Tracy McCormack
  • Judge Lora Livingston, 261st District Court
  • Judge Karin Crump, 250th District Court
  • District Clerk Velva Price

1 hour partic. CLE

CLICK HERE to register to attend the CLE via Zoom.

Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation message with a link to the Zoom meeting and password. If you have any questions, contact Kelli at

As we explore options, we appreciate your patience as we work together to find solutions to the challenging, complex issues at hand. Despite the circumstances, we remain dedicated to the rule of law and our duties to its preservation. To provide suggestions or to participate in our pilot program on one of the available dates, please contact Judge Karin Crump’s court staff at

Committee members include: Todd Smith and Kennon Wooten, Co-Chairs, Tasha Barnes, Bob Burns, Matt Dow, Brian East, Mike Johnson, Elizabeth Larrick, Prof. Tracy McCormack, Velva Price, Gary Schumann, David Slayton, Maitreya Tomlinson, Hon. Stephen Yelenosky, Jonathon Friday, and Chavela Crain.


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1 hour partic. CLE

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