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DeSisto Law Participates in Three Socially Distanced Civil Jury Trials

In October 2020 (during a lull in the pandemic), the U.S.  District Court for the District of Rhode Island held three in-person civil jury trials under strict public health and safety standards.  DeSisto Law took part in all three.  The Court implemented several measures to provide for social distancing while still ensuring an efficient trial, including glass partitions at the bench, witness stand, and counsel tables, and breaks every 90 minutes to clear the room and recirculate the air.  All participants were masked, and witnesses used clear masks to better ensure clear testimony.  Although the courthouse remained closed to the public, all three trials were broadcast on Zoom.