In an article published in the Daily Business Review, local litigators acknowledge the benefit of using Zoom to facilitate their work and discuss the elements that are lost while holding trial via the platform. Some attorneys are opting to postpone their jury trials, stating that the surprise and drama inside a courtroom are critical to courtroom litigation; while others worry the camaraderie between attorneys is lost when conducting their work virtually.
Miami partner Aliette DelPozo Rodz shared her concerns about the security of information over remote communications and the possibility of revealing documentation that could jeopardize confidential conversations. She suggests linking your documents to your desktop to avoid this mistake.
“Have your documents properly earmarked so you’re not going into your own database because otherwise, you would be showing your database to the people that are on your Zoom hearing. You have attorney-client privileges. It is prudent to make sure,” states Aliette.
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About Aliette DelPozo Rodz
Aliette DelPozo Rodz is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Business Litigation Group and Chair of the Cuba Task Force and the firm’s Diversity Committee. She is Chair of the firm’s Focus on Women Group. Aliette serves as lead trial counsel for companies involved in disputes in state and federal courts, in arbitration and before administrative agencies. She handles all aspects of litigation including preliminary and permanent injunction hearings, evidentiary hearings, bench trials, arbitrations and jury trials.