COVID-19: Altered Dynamics Demand Close Attention by Counsel in an Evolving Landscape
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COVID-19 has caused waves of disruption throughout society with many consequences as yet unknown. One thing for sure: as pandemic lock-downs are intermittently imposed and lifted, business stresses and social disruption are likely to lead to an era laden with investigations and litigation. The emerging landscape demands that counsel take a fresh look at trials, litigation readiness, case preparation—not to mention compliance efforts within their own companies, and consider adaptive strategies.
In the next year or more, trials and investigations will be reincarnated in video experiences or socially- distanced, masked events. Communications with witnesses, judges, and jurors will need to be re-formulated from their historical norm. It is also virtually inevitable that the critical actors, most importantly the finders of fact, will have recently suffered disruption, anxiety—possibly even loss. These realities conspire to warrant refreshed thinking on the part of in-house counsel and enhanced strategic case planning by their outside counterparts.
This webinar provides a timely discussion on:
- How trials may change and how to anticipate and prepare
- The impact on relationships and communications between in-house and outside counsel
- Attention to attitudes of judges and jurors, impacted by disruption
- Implementing litigation readiness strategies to adapt to a more litigious environment
- Devoting adequate attention to protocols for technology and distance