Public Health

544 ABA Journal Public Health articles.

ABA cancels more April and May meetings amid COVID-19 pandemic
The ABA has canceled several more meetings as a result of the coronavirus.
SCOTUS delays arguments while other courts suspend trials or close over COVID-19 concerns
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will delay oral arguments as other courts were delaying trials or even closing in response to concerns about the new 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.

BigLaw firm asks all employees to work remotely following death of legal assistant with flu-like symptoms
Updated: A Davis Wright Tremaine staff member, who worked out of the firm’s office in Bellevue, Washington, was found dead Thursday after she’d left work Tuesday morning, experiencing flu-like symptoms.
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 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.
SCOTUS chief justice rebukes Senate’s top Democrat for warning justices will ‘pay the price’
In an unusual move, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. chastised Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer for remarks he made about President Donald Trump’s two nominees to the high court during a rally Wednesday.
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.

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