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“How Law Firms In America Are Coping With The Covid-19 Pandemic”

By Eric Mastrota
The National Digest
October 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the way America runs its day-to-day operations, to say the least, and the legal system is no different. As the pandemic continues to intensify throughout all 50 states, America’s law firms are finding new ways to communicate with the general public and let them know that they still have legal protections that groups of lawyers are ready to defend.

However, this doesn’t mean that they’re still not facing their fair share of challenges. In the beginning of the pandemic, American law firms knew they would need to be on top of every change and update that was to come from the government in regards to the coronavirus. This has been uncharted territory for everyone, so legal issues relating to Covid-19 have remained foggy since the start, and then once travel restrictions began being put into play, a whole new layer of difficulties arose.

Once the virus really began spreading throughout America, and the economy began to dwindle, law firms knew they would have to shift their priorities to ensure that they would be able to run as smoothly as possible. This initially involved a massive amount of job cuts, as every industry has also seen since the start of this pandemic. As time went on and the virus only spread further, government buildings and offices remained closed, leading to a complete decline in case settlements. According to Mark Herrmann, who spent 17 years as a partner at a leading international law firm, many clients and firms are still waiting out the pandemic to continue with their business. Read more…

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