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COVID-19

886 ABA Journal COVID-19 articles.

Lawyers are supposed to plan for the worst, so how can you ease COVID-19 anxiety?

Are you someone who rarely, if ever, calls friends just to catch up? If you prefer texting to spontaneous small talk, you might want to rethink things—especially now.

More than 50 law firms require or allow work from home because of COVID-19 concerns

The number of law firms requiring or encouraging work at home is growing larger by the day.

BigLaw merger delayed because of COVID-19 challenges

Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have announced they will delay their merger until July 1 because of the “unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19.”

Execution halted after lawyer argues it could spread coronavirus

The highest criminal appeals court in Texas delayed the execution of a Texas inmate on Monday after his lawyer argued that gathering so many people could create a risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus.

An American health care lawyer’s perspective on the emergence of COVID-19

We knew this year was going to be an especially bad one for the flu. In its November 2019 issue, Scientific American, one of the country's leading science publications, included a twenty-page article titled "The Influenza Outlook", which highlighted the escalating threat of influenza for the year 2020. Unfortunately, at present, the emergence and spread of the novel coronavirus makes the flu pale by comparison.

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.

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