A proposed court rule amendment that would promote greater use of remote technology in routine criminal proceedings has generated scores of comments. More than 50 responses were filed before a Supreme Court comment period expired September 5.

Supporters include 14 past chairs of the Criminal Law Section, a Tobias Simon Pro Bono Award recipient, the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, the Washington, D.C., based National Center for Victims of Crime, and two Florida Bar board members.

“It is my opinion that this rule change will greatly benefit not just attorneys practicing in criminal court (including prosecutors) but will also prove to provide a more accessible court system for the victims of crimes and the public in general,” wrote Miami’s Sabrina Vora-Puglisi, who was recently elected to represent the 11th Judicial Circuit on the Board of Governors.

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