February 05, 2021 Feature

One Lawyer’s Take on Lawyer Wellness

Steve Shewmaker

My first legal mentor, Cathy, would tell her clients, “I don’t do emails, so call me instead.” This was Cathy’s disclaimer that made it all right to have 3,000 emails in her inbox that went barely read. But that was 20 years ago, and the world has changed so much. Even before the country embraced videoconferencing as an adequate substitute for in-person hearings as an answer to the COVID-19 pandemic, the courts routinely used email as a scheduling and notice forum.

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