Should remote hearings stay, or go? Results from the National Center for State Courts (NCSC)’s recent annual survey of public opinion finds that a majority of respondents believe that courts should continue to conduct remote hearings. Results show that majority of respondents believe courts should continue to hold hearings by video because it allows them to hear more cases and resolve cases more quickly, and it makes it easier for people to participate without having to travel to a courthouse, take time off work and find childcare.
This year’s survey also finds that large numbers of respondents indicate that barriers to getting to a physical courthouse exist, including a remarkable 49 percent who indicated that the distance they would need to travel to reach their courthouse would be a problem for them.
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