The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Irrevocably Changed the Practice of Law

The Coronavirus pandemic has launched a worldwide, mass experiment in the practice of law by remote means. Thousands of lawyers are working remotely for the first time, looking for platforms for depositions by video conference, scheduling video mediations, and much more.

We are engaged in a massive test to determine what works and what doesn’t. We will probably decide — or our clients will decide for us — that many of the in-person practices of the past are not essential.
Some lawyers will fail to adjust. But don’t be afraid. Buckle down and learn what you need to learn to adjust to the new normal.
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How the #Me Too Movement has Changed the Law of Sexual Harassment, Part I

This is the first of three posts on how the #Me Too Movement is changing of the law of sexual harassment. First, I’ll address generally the difficult nature of preventing such behavior. Second, I’ll summarize and comment on changes to Read More …

“Backwards and In High Heels”

 Ginger Rogers “did everything Fred Astaire did, only backwards and in high heels.” — Frank and Ernest I did not attend the July 13, 2018 Vermont Bar Association Trial Academy program that has generated controversy about comments that were Read More …

The Lawyer as Stoic

In the entrepreneurial world, there is renewed interest in Stoicism, the ancient Greek school of philosophy that taught that “virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge; [that] the wise live in harmony with the divine Reason … that governs Read More …