Zoom Video Conferencing and the Court System: Q&A with Attorney Paul Kiesel


In the past few years, Zoom has seen truly explosive growth, reaching over 40 million participants, collectively communicating for over one billion minutes. We have made the world a little smaller, helped reduce the worldwide emissions footprint, and served a continually-growing customer base in education, technology, medicine, and a variety of other areas. Among those customers, we find Paul Kiesel, attorney at law, founder of Kiesel Law LLP, and President Elect of the Los Angeles Bar Association.

We’ve recently run a case study on Mr. Kiesel, and that is when we learned of an untapped part of the market that could certainly make use of video to fulfill its purpose more efficiently: the court system. We decided to speak with Paul Kiesel in-depth about the prospective use of video in the courtroom — and even discussed previous attempts to use it — to understand how Zoom can play a role in a system that, at the very least, appears to require a push forward with proper and versatile video technology. Here’s our interview:

Zoom: What are your personal views on video communications tools being used in the courtroom?

Paul Kiesel: Video communication in the courtroom is the natural extension of technology and it assists our judicial system in finding a way to create better connectivity and improve environmental costs associated with travel, time, and space. To me, it is the natural progression from the written word to telephones, and now, to using video as a way to interact with people.

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