Talking with San Diego’s Chief Deputy DA Tracy Prior about Remote Preliminary Hearings

Prosecutors all over the country are finding ways to adapt to the “new normal.” Hear from them in PCE’s new series of video interviews. 

Chief Deputy District Attorney Tracy Prior shares how San Diego conducts preliminary hearings by using a combination of Microsoft Teams, social distancing in the courtroom, and a secure, separate phone line that the defendant and defense attorney can use to communicate privately.

  • Short video (duration 00:00:51) click here
  • Full video (duration 00:04:08), click here
  • San Diego’s YouTube training video for the new preliminary hearings (duration 00:27:14), click here
  • San Diego’s YouTube video conferencing guide, click here

For more PCE coronavirus resources, click here