In ‘Uncharted Territory’: Georgia Trial Lawyers Prepare to Resume Jury Trials, the Daily Report gains insight from various trial lawyers on their thoughts on resuming in-person jury trials and what protective measures they believe are necessary to do so. DEF Partner and Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA) President, Jeff Ward expresses the significance of having a live jury, however questions the precise approach to do so. With no end in sight with COVID-19, trial lawyers are left attempting to calculate the best and safest method for jury trials to recommence.
“I think everybody wishes the same thing—that we can get back in the courtrooms as soon as we can safely,” said Jeff Ward, president of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and a partner with Drew Eckl Farnham in Brunswick. “I am finding more and more folks wanting to go back to the way things were before the pandemic started.”