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280 ABA Journal COVID-19 articles.

An unprecedented finale to the first year of law school, starring COVID-19

A law student at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law talks about her first year of law school during the novel coronavirus pandemic—what she describes as “more ‘unforgettable’ than usual.”

Afternoon Briefs: Jenner & Block in COVID-19 rent dispute; more malpractice claims likely

Jenner & Block is sued in dispute over rent during pandemic

The Chicago landlord for Jenner & Block has filed a lawsuit alleging that the law firm owes more than…

Revenue sharing poses potential roadblock to Major League Baseball restarting, sports lawyers say

Baseball most naturally lends itself to implementing the types of social distancing measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But sports lawyers say Major League Baseball likely has the most delicate off-the-field legal and contractual issues to iron out before the teams can play ball.

Afternoon Briefs: Chief justice says pandemic teaches humility; bioweapons charge for alleged spitting

Pandemic teaches humility, chief justice tells grads in video remarks

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. told graduates at his son’s high school on Saturday that the…

SCOTUS refuses to block order to move at-risk inmates at prison with high COVID-19 rate
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to stay a judge’s order requiring the Federal Bureau of Prisons to release or transfer inmates at an Ohio prison who face greater risks if they contract COVID-19.
Since remote MBE won’t be available for July bar, Nevada plans for essay-based test
Considering social distancing requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nevada is going forward with a remote, open-book bar exam, which will be administered in July.
Lawyer accused of pulling gun on store clerk in social distancing tiff gets interim suspension
A Vermont lawyer has had her license suspended on an interim basis after she was accused of pulling a gun on a store clerk.
Coronavirus pandemic prompts wave of ‘business interruption’ lawsuits by restaurants

Restaurants may often invest in substantial insurance coverage for their businesses, including purchasing “business interruption” coverage in case something beyond their control forces a shutdown of their operations. In mid-March, such an event happened: the coronavirus pandemic.

Afternoon Briefs: Man who recorded Arbery video faces charges; Flynn judge asked for response

Official explains charges against man who recorded Arbery video

The charges brought against the man who recorded the fatal shooting of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery represent a significant expansion…

Tennessee adds fall bar exam after reducing seating for July test, allows longer supervised practice
Seating is limited for would-be lawyers taking the Tennessee bar exam in July, so the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners has taken the unprecedented step of scheduling a fall exam to help accommodate those who didn’t get a seat.
How to get paid quickly with online payment tools in the time of the coronavirus

Coming into the office to pay may not be a safe option for either your clients or law firm staff in 2020. Instead, you’ll have everyone’s best interests in mind when you offer your clients the ability to pay legal bills online from the safety and comfort of their own homes. It’s a win-win for both your firm and its clients.

Navigating a new era of virtual events during the COVID-19 pandemic
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Matt Homann, the founder of Filament, a company that designs and facilitates virtual and in-person meetings, about how to navigate virtual events during the novel coronavirus crisis.
Afternoon Briefs: Texas justice has COVID-19; 7th Circuit win for strip clubs seeking payroll loans

Texas Supreme Court justice tests positive for COVID-19

Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann said Thursday she and her husband, Greg, have tested positive for COVID-19. The couple got tested…

Which law firms laid off lawyers and cut pay this past week? The announcements slow to a trickle
For weeks, larger law firms have been announcing layoffs, furloughs and pay cuts. The impact is widespread, with the legal services sector losing 64,000 jobs in April.
These law firms were named as top family- and female-friendly workplaces by Yale Law Women
Yale Law Women’s latest report on top law firms for gender and family friendliness is taking a new approach, with more categories and more opportunities to acknowledge law firms.

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