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293rd District Court holds Grand Jury Selection via Zoom

© Jose G. Landa

© Infórmate, JGL – The 293rd District Court became the third court across the state of Texas to conduct a grand jury selection online.

For a few months now, Honorable District Judge Maribel Flores has been holding criminal and non-criminal conferences via Zoom video calls.

This week, they held their first ever Grand Jury selection over the Internet becoming the third court across the state to do so.

Nationwide, the Covid-19 virus has put many court cases on indefinite hold and
has caused unforeseen problems
forcing judges to hold hearings via video conference.

Last month, Judge Nicholas Chu of Austin presided over a Zoom jury trial in a Class C misdemeanor traffic ticket case, becoming the first court in the nation to test a fully virtual jury trial in a criminal case.

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