By Bryan Strawbridge, Frost Brown Todd LLC
As the nation and the world track developments related to the spread of the novel coronavirus, law firms are doing the same in order to prepare, manage risk and maintain operational effectiveness. As noted by the American Bar Association, some international law firms are taking direct action to mitigate the impact on their lawyers as well as to maintain their ability to service client needs, including closing some locations, discouraging travel, and/or requiring or encouraging lawyers and staff to work remotely.
Additionally, the federal judiciary “[h] as drawn up plans for dealing with the spreading coronavirus, with an eye toward maintaining ‘essential elements of prevention and maintaining essential services’ in the event of an outbreak”, per a statement provided to Bloomberg Law.
If you are looking for practical guidance on what to inform your clients or how to make steps to minimize risks at your office, please see Frost Brown Todd LLC’s Coronavirus Guidance for Employers, available here.
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