Virtual Family Court Hearing

I had my first virtual hearing last Thursday (4/30/2020) in Family Court, complete with witnesses, detailed testimony, and documentary evidence which I had to scan in from my office and then send over. We had to overcome a few hurdles, but overall it resembled an actual in-court hearing. I got to call my client as a witness and I got to cross-examine the other side. Objections were heard and ruled on, and we got to make closing statements. All involved were very professional. And I didn’t have to leave my office. Is this the wave of the future? Will this become the new normal? Stay tuned. We may have an answer to this by the summer.

About the Author

Phillip J. Jusino

Phillip J. Jusino is a 1986 graduate of the Fordham University College of Business Administration and a 1989 graduate of the Fordham University School of Law. Mr. Jusino served as a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney from 1989 to 1991 in the District Court Bureau and Domestic Violence Unit, and later served as a Law Guardian representing the interests of children. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Dowling College in the early 1990s.

Mr. Jusino has been in private practice for almost 30 years and heads the law firm of Phillip J. Jusino and Associates, P.C. located in Smithtown, New York. Mr. Jusino has extensive trial experience and appears regularly in Supreme Court, County Court, Family Court, and District Court representing his clients’ interests in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Adoptions, CPS matters, as well as Wills & Estates.

Mr. Jusino is the author of 'Divorce: A Practical Guide - A Common Sense Approach from an Experienced Matrimonial Attorney' which was published in 2014 and is available for purchase at Amazon.com, JusinoLaw.com, and other book outlets.

Mr. Jusino has won numerous awards and accolades from various legal societies and publications as a top attorney in his field.

Mr. Jusino hosts a television show called 'Finding Common Ground' which airs on Altice every Saturday at 10am on Channel 115 and every Thursday at 1am on Channel 20. You can watch the live version of 'Finding Common Ground' every Friday at 8pm on Facebook Live and YouTube. Past shows can be viewed on the YouTube channel for WLINY Internet Radio. In addition to Mr. Jusino’s shows, his video blogs (Jusino Law Vlog), concerning frequently asked legal questions, can be viewed directly at JusinoLaw.com under ‘Posts’ or at the Jusino Law YouTube channel.