Colorado Public Radio: Many of Colorado’s courthouses made a change during the pandemic: They began to allow more people to testify by telephone and video conferencing.
It was meant as a safety precaution — but it also had the result of making it easier to attend a court hearing. Defendants and others could log in from home or elsewhere, rather than getting to downtown courthouses and waiting for their case.
Now, state lawmakers are hoping to make virtual court hearings a permanent feature for a specific set of cases. A recent proposal would allow people to log on remotely to defend themselves in eviction cases.
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