When COVID-19 Meets the Litigator’s Office

COVID-19, an enduring public health challenge that stretches across the world, raises interesting legal ethics issues for lawyers. Ethical considerations while practicing law during the COVID-19 epidemic have been written about at length during the past few months, but one question has received relatively little attention: What ethical issues arise when attorneys or their clients…

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COVID-19 Burnout? Bar Groups Can Help

Lawyer well-being is a fuzzy term for a distinct condition that determines a lawyer’s ability to effectively serve clients and thrive in the practice of law. Well-being, like health or happiness, describes a state of being: lawyers who are mentally sound, engaged, and physically able to meet the demands of their profession. Lawyers who lack…

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Legal Help for COVID-19 Problems Is a Phone Call Away

Without question, the types of technology that the legal community has adopted to deal with the problems brought about by COVID-19 have been impressive. Retrofitting a system of justice—one that presupposes large groups of people working together and talking to each other—for a socially distanced age could not have succeeded without internet-delivered technologies that substantially…

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COVID-19 Trackers Showcase Law Firm Expertise

If tracking litigation is merely challenging, then tracking COVID-19 litigation must be a form of madness. Every day brings new cases and new theories of recovery across the country, as the virus continues to disrupt nearly every aspect of our lives. According to legal data analysis provider Lex Machina, federal courts have seen more than…

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Scanning the COVID-19 Litigation Scene

Six months into our shared national adventure with SARS-CoV-2, mere words have lost their power to frame the gravity of the moment. The phrase “coronavirus pandemic” rolls off everyone’s tongue so easily, as if the topic under discussion were a baseball score or a grocery list. And the phrase “new normal” makes the humdrum state…

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