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Federal Court Issues Order Regarding Virtual Courtroom System

An McV Litigation Alert

March 26, 2020

The U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico issued an Order regarding the Virtual Courtroom System that will be implemented after April 15, 2020.

Following is a summary of the Order:

  • The Order reaffirms the continuance of all civil and criminal proceedings until April 15, 2020
  • After April 15, 2020, the Court will operate through a virtual courtroom system, having enabled a Video Tele-Conferencing ("VTC") system.
  • Attorneys will receive advanced notification of their participation in VTC hearings or conferences and will be provided instructions on how to connect to the system.
  • Criminal hearings that require the presence of defendants will be held using the VTC system available at MDC and the Bayamón State Penitentiary.

You may access the Order here.

We will continue sending updates as events unfold. Should you have any questions please contact any of the attorneys listed below. During this emergency, they are working remotely and can be reached by email or phone.

The content of this McV Alert has been prepared for information purposes only. It is not intended as, and does not constitute, either legal advice or solicitation of any prospective client. An attorney-client relationship with McConnell Valdés LLC cannot be formed by reading or responding to this McV Alert. Such a relationship may be formed only by express agreement with McConnell Valdés LLC.

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