September/October 2020

Future Proofing

People Still Need Legal Stuff Done

Dan Pinnington & Reid Trautz

As people have adjusted to the new normal of social distancing, face masks and hand sanitizer, most are still being careful with their personal interactions. Yet, despite these limitations and the fears that cause them, people need to go about their daily lives. People still need stuff done, and that includes help with legal problems. In Clio’s COVID-19 Impact Research Briefing, data indicates that the demand for legal services has, in fact, fallen, with 49 percent indicating that if they had a legal issue they would very likely delay reaching out for legal help until after the coronavirus pandemic has subsided. Yet 60 percent of consumers report they would rather seek legal services from a lawyer than deal with it in some other way, and 13 percent say they anticipate having legal issues directly related to coronavirus.

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