For a while, we seemed headed toward resuming in-person jury trials here in Travis County. A few live trials took place under the civil district judges’ pilot program, including a two-week proceeding before Judge Amy Clark Meachum that resulted in a record-setting plaintiff’s verdict. With the rise and persistence of the Delta variant, the Travis County district judges have paused the in-person pilot program. Based on what I’ve heard from the judges and staff, in-person