In his byline article for Law Practice Today, Partner Patrick Hammon reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the practice of law. Initial intake and written discovery have gone more “virtual,” but have not changed dramatically. Remote depositions, however, frustrate many lawyers, due to the lack of rapport and difficulties with exhibits.
Patrick explains why the biggest changes have been in trial practice, where the backlog for civil cases is bigger than ever before. While judges encourage the use of virtual trials, lawyers express concern over unexpected challenges, such as inconsistent internet connections, finding the appropriate background, and losing the flair of courtroom drama.
To read Patrick’s full article, visit Law Practice Today.