Many corporations called for change and taking on responsibility for their role in addressing racial and social justice issues. Now, many in-house counsel departments are re-evaluating their outside counsels’ diversity commitments.
Although much of the work preparing for mediation will be done by the parties’ lawyers, clients should keep in mind the following considerations to maximize the possibility of a successful outcome.
Given the broad range of impacts of the pandemic, it is important to review contract and subcontract forms with legal counsel to ensure that the risk allocation contained therein appropriately allocates the risk for COVID-related delays.
Commercial leasing attorneys have been awaiting judicial clarification on the impact state-ordered shutdowns have on a business’s obligation to pay rent since the COVID pandemic hit early last year. That wait is over — at least in terms of one Massachusett's judge’s take on the issue.
It’s always been important to ensure that you understand how to use the technologies that you use regularly in your practice. But now that many of us are working — and appearing in court — remotely, it’s imperative that lawyers are technologically competent when communicating electronically.
Per the EEOC guidelines, any COVID-19 vaccine that has been approved or authorized by the Food and Drug Administration is not a medical exam under the Americans with Disabilities Act. That means it can be administered by an employer or administration by a third party can be required.
Pressure campaigns urging law firms to withdraw from representing such clients have grown in frequency and sophistication in recent years, usually amplifying their message via social media.
COVID-19 has been a historic public health crisis, but it’s also been a mental health crisis that has intersected with the legal profession’s ongoing concerns over promoting the mental health of attorneys and their staff.
As the first month of 2021 comes to a close, it’s unclear if this year will bring the fresh start and return to normalcy that so many are waiting to see.