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After recently allowing local courts to return to in-person hearings, trials and normal deadlines, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ordered that state courts can now seek to suspend those plans and return to tighter restrictions set out by the Supreme Court during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic in April and May. In the past couple months, courts have been getting approval for in-person proceedings, but in light of surging COVID-19 cases in the state, the Supreme Court is allowing local courts to amend those currently approved plans and seek reapproval by their chief judges and return to some…
The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly upended the legal profession. Prior to this life-altering health crisis, law firms maintained a largely face-to-face business model. Courts generally required in-person preliminary conferences and compliance conferences, despite their relative inefficiency in comparison to telephone or video conferences. When important documents were signed and notarized, everyone traditionally gathered in the same location, even though it would be more convenient and cost-effective to notarize documents remotely. In the last several months, this has all changed, of course. Many law firms have been forced to adapt to a remote-work environment. This can place an unprecedented burden on…
Never has a lawyer’s judgment about what clients and cases to take on been more tested than it is now with the current COVID-19 health emergency. But “dabbling” in unknown practice areas to make up for lost revenues isn’t a smart move.…