Celesq® Programs

Problems and Challenges in Federal Criminal Trial Practice Resulting From COVID-19

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This session will explore the challenges and novel legal issues arising in Federal criminal trial practice and procedure stemming from the pandemic. We will explore a variety of legal issues arising from COVID restrictions including challenges to the empanelment and activities of grand juries; difficulties in handling discovery practice and proposed changes to Rule 16 and the Jencks Act; limitations on defense investigation, client consultation and witness interviews; speedy trial concerns; motions seeking to ensure a fair cross-section of the defendants community in jury selection; effective advocacy in the courtroom with social distancing and mask wearing; as well as the proper preservation of appellate issues.

Available in States

  • California
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Business Organizations & Contracts
  • Communications and Media Law
  • Complex Litigation
  • Complex Resolution Strategy
  • Computer, Internet & E-Commerce Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Covid-19
  • Federal Courts
  • In-House Counsel
  • Information Technology
  • Litigation & Litigation Skills
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Regulatory and Administrative Law
  • Trial Skills


  • Areas of Professional Practice : 1 Credit