For the rest of our lives, lawyers practicing today will remember 2020.
The year coronavirus hit the United States will bring all sorts of memories—maybe even some good ones. Maybe about “working from home”—for many, trying to work at home while babysitting or schooling kids or taking care of elderly relatives or corralling pets surprised by new daytime friends.
But as we continue to “recover” or “reopen,” it’s past time to dust off classic ethics and loss prevention guidance, learned from costly experience, about lawyering in a time of economic hardship. If you’ve been practicing less than 10 years or so, buckle up; if you’ve seen a downturn or two in a longer career, do keep reading, as we all need a refresher.