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Missoula County Attorney's Office adjusting to COVID-19 changes

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Apr 03, 2020

MISSOULA — The Missoula County Attorney's Office is adjusting to an online court system during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Prosecutors are working remotely, and court hearings are almost all electronic or over the phone. They are also meeting with law enforcement electronically by sharing information on criminal cases and investigations through video chat.

Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst says they are still performing normal duties, but it’s not quite business as usual.

"I think we're all facing really new and unprecedented challenges. We're doing what we can to work through it,” Pabst said. “We're continuing to get up and show up and roll our sleeves up, and do what we can, not only to keep this community safe but to help flatten the COVID-19 curve."

Pabst also told MTN News that they are working closely with the Missoula City-County Health Department to enforce Gov. Steve Bullock’s directives.