During a discussion moderated by CCL President Robert S. Peck, twenty-four state supreme court chief justices discussed lessons learned during the pandemic and what the courts might take away from the advancements in technology and remote access that the courts were required to adopt. 

     A consensus emerged that, although live presentations are generally preferable, the option of providing remote opportunities to interact with the court for shorter sessions should be available to save time and money in traveling to court for a brief audience with the judiciary. Several states established remote access points to enable those without Internet access or computers to take part in court proceedings.

     The session was part of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) meetings in Washington, DC. The Conversation with the Chief Justices is held in conjunction with the Conference of Chief Justices, the NCSC Lawyers Committee, and the NCSC General Counsels Committee.