August 10, 2011

State Supreme Court proposes video testimony

The Nevada Supreme Court proposed a new rule allowing witnesses to appear in civil and criminal trials via videoconferencing.

According to the Nevada News Bureau, attorneys, litigants, and witnesses are already allowed to appear via audio-visual links for certain hearings, but this rule would expand the technology to trial testimony.

According to Justice Mark Gibbons, this rule would "improve access to the courts and reduce litigation costs."

The Court's hearing on the new rule will be teleconferenced to state courthouses on September 8 and the public is invited to weigh on on the proposal.