Courts are returning to normal operation as the COVID-19 pandemic abates, but videoconference proceedings are here to stay, and lawyers have an ethical responsibility to master the technology.

That’s one message a panel of state and federal judges delivered at a June 10 “2021 Masters Seminar on Ethics” sponsored by the Committee on Professional Ethics and the Continuing Legal Education Committee.

“I’ve said this many times,” said Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli of the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. “I think now, you not only have to be Clarence Darrow, but you’ve also got to be Bill Gates and Martin Scorsese.”