COVID-19

582 ABA Journal COVID-19 articles.

A slew of federal and state courts suspend trials or close for coronavirus threat
The number of federal and state courts taking steps to thwart transmission of the novel coronavirus continues to grow. More than 25 federal district courts are pausing jury trials, following a trend that is still gaining ground in state courts.
Afternoon Briefs: Mueller indictment of Russian firms tossed; ex-juvenile delinquent now a lawyer

Judge tosses indictment of Russian firms at prosecutors’ request

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich granted prosecutors’ request Monday to toss an indictment against two Russian companies accused of…

March LSAT canceled and National Conference of Bar Examiners monitoring July bar exam
In light of the coronavirus, the March Law School Admission Test has been canceled.
ATL founder David Lat announces on social media that he has the coronavirus

Besides announcing his situation in a tweet, Lat made the announcement in a Facebook post, thanking people for their “prayers, sympathies and good wishes,” and apologizing if he unknowingly infected anyone.

The high demand for lawyers amid the coronavirus pandemic

From advising employers how to respond when an employee tests positive for coronavirus to counseling employees afraid of catching it at the office, lawyers are working around the clock to help clients navigate the uncharted legal waters sparked by the rapidly spreading COVID-19.

ABA cancels more April and May meetings amid COVID-19 pandemic
The ABA has canceled several more meetings as a result of the coronavirus.
Lead House impeachment counsel tests positive for coronavirus
The former lead counsel for the House Intelligence Committee during President Donald Trump's impeachment proceedings has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
More BigLaw firms close or require remote work because of coronavirus threat

More large law firms are closing offices and requiring work at home amid mounting concerns about the new coronavirus. Law firms are emphasizing that they can continue to serve clients despite office closings and remote work.

How can prisons contain coronavirus when Purell is a contraband?

When Lauren Johnson reached for a squirt of hand sanitizer on her way out of the doctor’s office, she regretted it immediately.

In the Central Texas prison where she was…

ABA announces all-digital ABA Day, urges Congress to provide coronavirus relief to nonprofits and create task force
The in-person portion of ABA Day, scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., from April 21 to 23, has been canceled because of the public health emergency created by COVID-19.
Amid coronavirus worries, how do law schools move online?

As more schools move JD instruction out of the traditional classroom setting, many are moving into uncharted territory.

SCOTUS and other courts are restricting visitors or canceling proceedings amid coronavirus concerns
Some federal courts are changing or suspending some operations as a result of concerns about the coronavirus. The U.S. Supreme Court is among them.
Coronavirus and law schools: More universities shifting to online classes
An increasing number of universities with law schools—including those that have not reported active cases of coronavirus—are canceling their in-person classes and moving them online.
ABA cancels some meetings due to coronavirus concerns

One of the canceled meetings was a Health Law Section conference on emerging issues in health care, where one of the topics set for discussion was privacy and the coronavirus.

ABA president offers coronavirus response update, announces COVID-19 programming
The ABA prioritizes the health and safety of its staff and members and continues to monitor the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other sources for updates on how the coronavirus could affect its programming and operations, ABA President Judy Perry Martinez said Wednesday.

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