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As a 2L, I understood the demands of law school and had developed skills and strategies to cope with the stress and to succeed. The things that had worried me as a 1L seemed much less daunting as I returned to campus in September. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York State law provides a variety of legal tools — to multiple levels of government — so the response to a public health threat can be tailored to fit the specific needs.
Remote communication is rapidly increasing in the legal field, in part because the pandemic has left little other choice. We studied the effects of remote technology on relationships between attorneys, their clients, and other staff members.
While national marriage equality was the culmination of over 50 years of changes in constitutional law, the family and religion, it will hardly be the final chapter written about the rights of LGBTQ+ people and their historic role in advancing our understanding of pluralism and equality.
We all miss personal contact, and video conferences can feel stilted and awkward, but we can still find fulfilling personal workplace connections if we try. We can each take intentional measures to make online connections, especially meetings, more emotionally satisfying.
Mediation, even if conducted virtually, is a viable alternative to case resolution pending the resumption of normal court operations.
Karson will serve a one-year term as president. He will be sworn in this evening by New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, during a virtual ceremony that will be the first of its kind in NYSBA’s 144-year history.
I could not have imagined that when I became NYSBA’s 123rd president, I would do so under the cloud of a pandemic. The coronavirus public health crisis. It has upended our world and every aspect of our lives, and the legal community has not been spared.
Read about Above the Law founder David Lat’s fight against COVID-19, and hear from new NYSBA President Scott M. Karson