The Covid-19 crisis has transformed our family law courts. In response to a surge in disputes over parenting plans, the Family Law Courts created a Covid-19 List to hear urgent cases using Microsoft Teams. And this is not an isolated example, right now most hearings are taking place in a virtual space rather than in a bricks and mortar courtroom. So will these new virtual courts stay with us in a post-pandemic future?
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Will Alstergren, Chief Justice of the Family Court and Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court
Angela Lynch, CEO, Women’s Legal Service Queensland
Sally Nicholes, Partner, Nicholes Family Law, Melbourne
28mins 31secs Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5:30pm