Steven J. Stafstrom, Jr. Quoted in CT Mirror Article on the Connecticut Trial Court System
Steven J. Stafstrom, Jr., an attorney in Pullman & Comley's Litigation and Real Estate practices, was recently quoted in a CT Mirror article on the current status of the Connecticut trial court system. Governor Ned Lamont is preparing to make nominations to fill judge vacancies on the Superior Court bench at a time where the court system has been scrambling to update technology that may have contributed to a backlog in cases.
Steve said the pandemic has forced the court system to modernize and adopt practices, such as video conferencing, that should remain after the courts reopen. “It takes a lot less personnel. It’s a lot easier on the lawyers. It’s a lot cheaper for the clients.” Steve said technology never would eliminate the need for in-person proceedings, particularly for trials and arguments on significant motions, but it can and should streamline routine business.
Read the full article on the CT Mirror website.