424 ABA Journal COVID-19 articles.

ABA’s Practice Forward group will help lawyers navigate rapidly changing profession
David Lat discusses conquering the coronavirus, pursuing dreams

Lawyer, journalist and publishing entrepreneur David Lat has spent nearly two decades covering the ins and outs of the legal world while working as a federal prosecutor and later through the popular legal news-and-views site he co-founded, Above the Law. Rarely, however, has Lat stood at the center of a news cycle. That changed with COVID-19.

Can plaintiffs from other countries hold China legally accountable for the coronavirus pandemic in their respective courts?
Law firms are staffing up on bankruptcy lawyers in anticipation of a post-COVID-19 boom

A lot remains unknown about our post-coronavirus future, but an onslaught of commercial bankruptcies seems inescapable—and law firms are taking a hard look at their bankruptcy and restructuring practice groups in anticipation of increased demand.

Would a government-backed social credit scoring system like China’s ever fly in the US?
4 lessons we can learn as a profession from the pandemic

Things are never going to be the same as they were. Here are some truths that are coming to light for the legal profession from the COVID-19 experience.

How to make the most of your time during the pandemic

One thing you must do as a lawyer, at all times, is cultivate your mind. You can do it mostly through reading and reflection.

How the ABA has adjusted to the COVID-19 pandemic
Congress battles over liability shields for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic
Will the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally remake the legal industry?

Many technological changes being adopted now will persist beyond COVID-19, as will the utilization of remote working. Meanwhile, others have suggested the widespread upheaval will provide fuel for state reviews of whether to open up the legal marketplace to alternative business structures and nonlawyer practitioners.

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Appeals court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court…

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw firm reveals ‘stay gap;’ full DC Circuit will hear Michael Flynn case

Allen & Overy reveals its ‘stay gap’

Allen & Overy is the first major law firm to disclose its “stay gap”—the difference in retention between minority and white lawyers. Black,…

Search for lost LSAT answers continues; LSAC says those affected will see exam fee refunded
A technical issue with the July Law School Admission Test, which was administered remotely, has led to a “small number” of candidates’ test answers being lost.
Pay is at least partly restored at these law firms; some lawyers will get bonuses
Associates and staffers at some law firms are getting good news after seeing lower paychecks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indiana changes online bar exam again after ‘repeated and unforeseen technical complications’
Following “repeated and unforeseen technical complications,” the Indiana Supreme Court released an order Wednesday stating that its online bar exam has been rescheduled for Aug. 4, and it will now be an open-book test with questions and answers exchanged by email.

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