Business & Corporate
Access to Justice in Light of COVID-19: Benefits, Burdens and Lessons
Delivering on the promises of the rule of law has been and will continue to be a great challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic and in its aftermath. As the world struggles to adapt to the evolving immediate consequences of this public health crisis, lawyers should be mindful of long-term consequences when providing legal advice and representation. This requires reflection on previous crises, a willingness to learn from the current pandemic, and use of acquired knowledge to navigate and prepare for comparable disruptions in the future. Business lawyers in particular should gain an understanding of how the pandemic affects their clients, the courts in which claims are brought by and against their clients, and the impact it has on lawyers in general.