Video May Stay in Court; Colfax County Court Clerk Magistrate Says

Video May Stay in Court; Colfax County Court Clerk Magistrate Says

Friday, March 19, 2021

Colfax County Court changed during the pandemic, with the implementation of more video. Those changes may stay post-COVID, Colfax County Court Clerk Magistrate Ellen Faltys said.

Sheriff Shawn Messerlie said, “A lot of our meetings, we don’t have to drive places. Even in the courtroom now, we don’t have to transport as many people as we used to have to.” He said it is more convenient and safer. Faltys shares this sentiment for Colfax County Court, “Part of it (is it's) very cost-efficient, particularly if you have court-appointed council and they don’t have to travel.”

Read more in the Schuyler Sun: Video to stay in court