Lawyer Obligations in the Time of COVID-19
The national coronavirus pandemic, and the unprecedented conditions of Stay Safe, Stay Home orders to protect public health, mean that law firms—like all businesses—face an ever-increasing number of uncertainties in managing their operations, staff, payroll, and finances. In this crisis, lawyers must remain mindful of their professional duties to clients, non-clients, and courts.
In this webinar, presented by the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force Judicial and Federal Branch Liaison Subcommittee in conjuntion with the Connecticut Bar Institute, Pullman & Comley Professional Liability practice attorneys David P. Atkins and Marcy T. Stovall will address some of the challenges law firm risk managers should be addressing during the public health restrictions, including:
- Safeguarding confidentiality when working remotely
- Remote notarizations
- Law firm risks during a lockdown
Lawyers in law practices of any size, including those designated as their firm's general counsel, risk management, loss prevention, or ethics counsel, will learn steps to safeguard confidentiality while lawyers and staff members work remotely, steps in administering oaths and conducting notarization remotely, and steps to address risks to lawyers in an economic downturn.