Are we missing the majesty of the courtroom?
So with virtual trials and appeals more the norm than the exception, have we lost the dignity, formality and majesty of the courtroom experience? Perhaps, and we should certainly try to ensure that the way virtual hearings are handled maintains the importance of decorum and civility. On the other hand, let's not forget that there are certain benefits to a more user-friendly dispute mechanism. We need witnesses to be honest, not intimidated. What used to be considered monumental architecture designed to impress can also appear to be a relic of an earlier age that is in sad need of a refresh.