With New Jersey's COVID-19 vaccine efforts chugging along, employers and business owners are beginning to focus how they should set up their post-pandemic workplaces.
Many lawyers grapple with how to work with people who are angry: clients who are volatile, co-workers who are frequently upset, opposing counsel who bully or demean, or partners who quickly fly off the handle over what seems like the smallest issue. Additionally, some lawyers may reluctantly acknowledge that they, too, struggle with controlling their anger at times, which leaves them feeling embarrassed, out of control, and at risk of doing damage to their careers.
To try to find out whether this was a trend or whether I was reading too much into Judge McGuire’s statement, I informally polled several employment litigation practitioners to see if any of them had experience with these kinds of cases. Here are just a few that I found and what I think they mean for the future of employment litigation.
Despite their efforts, companies face hurdles that could result in lengthy and costly patent disputes down the road. These hurdles stem from the fact that most COVID-19 patents filed to date are not yet publicly disclosed.
A year of shutdowns, remote work and other pandemic-related restrictions has significantly impacted commercial leasing markets.
In 2012, the American Bar Association acknowledged the indisputable influence of technology on the practice of law when it modified comment 8 to Model Rule 1.1 to state that maintaining technology competence is part of the ethical obligations of lawyers.
The Sandusky Group, a Maryland company that delivers training on presentation, public speaking and media skills to executives and leadership teams, quickly realized giving an authoritative and engaging presentation to a Zoom room, rather than a physical space, required entirely different skills.
Just as a properly designed building foundation is critical to accomplish the goal of holding up the walls of the building, the properly designed legal foundation is critical to accomplish the owner’s goals relating to taxation, liability protection and exit strategies.
Updated, efficient equipment is vital to the success of most businesses but acquiring equipment can be daunting even under the best of circumstances. Add to this a worldwide pandemic and economic uncertainty, and many business leaders find themselves in uncharted territory when it comes to equipment acquisition.