Hank Greenberg, President of the New York Bar Association and Judy Perry Martinez, President of the American Bar Association join David to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the U.S. courts and legal system and how bar leaders are addressing this crisis.
Martinez provides an update on the steps courts are taking to ensure employee safety, while also continuing to operate and serve in the best way possible. She also praises states like Texas for their commitment and ability to move to remote proceedings in a robust way.
Greenberg provides an update on what is happening in the New York court system, where except for emergency proceedings in state courts, there are no in-court proceedings happening and how court leaders in the state are responding to the needs of both the public and the profession.
Martinez then discusses the ABA’s Task Force on Legal Needs Arising Out of the 2020 Pandemic, which you can read more about here.
The conversation then turns to discuss the unintended consequences that have arisen because of the coronavirus pandemic including; economic and emotional anguish felt by solo practitioners and small firms, what to do about the upcoming bar exam, which has been since rescheduled to a date sometime in the fall and how state and federal legislation can help.
Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA’s 118th President David Miranda.