COVID-19

74 ABA Journal COVID-19 articles.

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.
Coronavirus and law schools: Numerous schools canceling in-person classes
The concerns about the coronavirus have spread to law schools, with schools across the country canceling in-person classes or announcing full closures.
Quinn Emanuel shuts down New York office after partner tests positive for coronavirus
A partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in New York has tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the firm to close the office as a precaution this week.
Afternoon Briefs: Defense bar calls for protection in prisons from coronavirus; cheese makers protect ‘halloumi’ trademark

Nation’s criminal defense bar calls for ‘prompt implementation’ of COVID-19 plans in detention facilities

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on Wednesday called for the “prompt implementation of comprehensive,…

Lawyer tests positive for coronavirus; officials say he’s second person in NYC to be diagnosed
An attorney at a Manhattan trusts and estates law firm has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Tuesday.
How BigLaw and the courts are responding to coronavirus; potential illness closes one firm’s office
Several large law firms are taking steps to reduce the threat of coronavirus to their workers, including one law firm that shut down an overseas office after a worker became ill.
Afternoon Briefs: Equifax hack traced to Chinese military; law prof is under coronavirus quarantine

Chinese military personnel are charged in Equifax hack

Four members of the Chinese military have been indicted in the 2017 hacking of Equifax that gathered names, birth dates and Social…




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