Remote Testimony of Witness at Trial

1/25/2015 There is something about seeing a witness live in trial; seeing them walk into a courtroom and swear to tell the truth. Credibility can be assessed while the witness is giving their testimony. As technology becomes more of a daily requirement, live testimony – as we know it – could soon be changing. Similar to FED. R. Civ. P. 43(a), Illinois Supreme Court Rule 241, adopted Oct. 4, 2011, addresses the use of videoconferencing technology in civil cases.