State Bar Association Publishes New Guide To Virtual Lawyering

By Susan DeSantis

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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has created a new comprehensive guide to help attorneys adjust to virtual lawyering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 341-page book, entitled “Virtual Lawyering: A Practical Guide,” is a centralized resource of 22 practical chapters and subchapters authored by former federal judges, former law clerks and some of the leading New York practitioners in their fields. It is the first of its kind to be published by a bar association in the United States.

“Virtual Lawyering contains everything – from state and federal trial court practice, to appellate practice, to civil and criminal practice, to arbitration and mediation, to ethics and law practice management—and so much more,” said NYSBA President Scott M. Karson (Lamb & Barnosky), who wrote a foreword to the book. “And all of it is focused on just one goal—to help our members become better lawyers in our rapidly changing times.”

“Whether you are a litigator, transactional attorney or in-house attorney, this book provides practical, best practices as you seek to navigate through our ever-changing virtual legal world,” said Mark A. Berman (Ganfer Shore), editor of the guide and founding chair of the Committee on Legal Technology and the Profession. “The purpose of this publication is to address how Virtual Lawyering will be the ‘new normal.’ The legal profession is now operating virtually, and will continue to do so more and practice in person less in the future.”

The guide covers topics such as Cybersecurity for Lawyers, Cloud Computing and Electronic Storage of Information, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Lawyering: A Natural Progression, Virtual Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Virtual Trusts and Estates Practice, among others.

The authors include Gail Gottehrer (Law Office of Gail Gottehrer), co-chair of the Committee on Legal Technology and the Profession; Tarique Collins (Click Therapeutics, Inc.); Hon. Katherine Forrest (former U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York; partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore) and Stephen P. Younger (Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler), a former NYSBA president.

Virtual Lawyering can be purchased as a print book and as an e-book, which can be downloaded in PDF format. The cost to purchase the book is $45 for members and $60 for non-members. Click here to order.

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Contact: Susan DeSantis
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201-575-5756

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