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 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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Courthouses Innovate to Safely Dispense Justice

June and July saw courts across the country struggling to resume in-person proceedings, with more than a few coughs and hiccups along the way. Courthouses opened only to close days later when an employee fell ill. And several lawsuits alleging that COVID-19 safeguards are either absent or unlawfully lax added to the judiciary’s unprecedented challenge…

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Elements of a Strong Remote Deposition Protocol

The remote deposition has become a leading litigation tool for moving cases forward during the current coronavirus pandemic. Remote depositions are an efficient means of obtaining discovery at a time when few are able or willing to travel or gather in groups. More importantly, the reality for litigators today is that it is very difficult…

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Will Reopening Continue While Coronavirus Spreads?

When people say that progress is not linear, they’re expressing the idea that tomorrow won’t necessarily be better than today. Yes, we’ll reach our destination, but we might follow a circuitous route and may arrive later than anticipated. The expression is intended to galvanize our resolve to stick with the game plan and to carry…

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