202112 May
The Post-Pandemic Law Practice: What Lawyers Need to Know
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Summary

The pandemic and its effects have dramatically affected the practice of law and will undoubtedly continue to to have a long-term impact on how legal work is conducted in the years to come. This report was published a few weeks ago and is designed to increase understanding about both the impact of the pandemic on the practice of law and predictions about the future of the legal profession. The Report, Practicing Law in the Pandemic and Moving Forward: Results and Best Practices from a Nationwide Survey of the Legal Profession, was based on input from 4,200 ABA members “from all geographic areas, practice settings, sizes of firms, corporations, and organizations, levels of experience, age, family status, races and ethnicities, types of gender identity, and types of disabilities.” The results cover a broad overview of topics ranging from the impact of the pandemic on the legal profession to post-pandemic expectations and recommendations for both legal employers and individual lawyers. That’s why the Report’s authors recommend that lawyers take steps to stay on the virtual radar of the people who are key to their success in the here and now and in the future: Be Pro-Active About Your Career Another key step for lawyers to take in order to lay the foundation for future success is to make decisions that will ensure the ability to grow their practices and adapt to the post-pandemic world. The authors explain that because the legal profession has historically high rates of depression, substance abuse, and suicide, prioritizing wellness should take center stage as lawyers move forward into the “new normal”” In closing, those are just a few useful tips to help you prepare for the practice of law on the other side of the pandemic.

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  • Legal
  • Legal Practice management
  • Accounting and Taxes
  • Personnel Time & Clock
  • Time Accounting