Digital technology has been actively used in court proceedings during pandemic times. Not only Russian courts, but courts all over the world are using it. Some legal professionals have gone further: in England, for example, witnesses are examined on WhatsApp. However, judges in Russia are more conservative, and lawyers think this is justified.
Anna Zabrotskaya, a Partner, Attorney-at-Law and Head of the Dispute Resolution Practice at Nordic Star Law Offices, commented to online legal resource Pravo.RU on when correspondence, as well as audio and video messages, can be used.