Claims alleging injury from vaccines must be brought in specialized federal tribunals. Learn about the current legal treatment of vaccine injury claims, including claims related to COVID-19 vaccines, and the statutory processes applicable to them.
Rather than dwell on the difficulties we all faced in this COVID year, Larry Martin focuses on our successes, resilience, and ability to face our challenges together, though physically apart.
Although lawyers' work locations may have changed as a result of the pandemic, their professional responsibilities have not. Read new State Bar ethics opinion EF-21-02, which addresses the practical and ethical considerations of working remotely.
Little used before COVID-19, the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act aimed to shield drug makers from liability when bringing vaccines to market during a public health emergency. Stephen Veit gives an overview of the Act and discusses recent cases involving health care providers in the COVID-19 era.
Grief can interfere with our ability to practice law, if not managed well. While 2020 was a significant year in many respects, it affected our ability to confront and manage grief. Amy Devine offers tips for managing grief post-2020, including in your lawpractice.
The idea of adapting your legal practice to a virtual format is not a novel idea – and under COVID-19, is now a reality for many of us in the legal profession. But should it be a permanent move, post pandemic? Stephen Hegedus discusses the pros and cons of virtual and traditional offices.
In March 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act, providing stimulus payments to U.S. citizens. After a court battle and as of October 2020, IRS is required to stop denying payments to people based on their incarceration status. Act quickly – the deadline fo
Mediating by video conference is not as straightforward as in-person sessions. Lisa Derr and retired Judge Charles Kahn share their perspectives on how they have adapted to technology in the era of social distancing including accessibility, neutrality, and confidentiality.
Law firms, like all employers, have been inundated with advice and guidance for reopening their workplaces in the wake of the COVID quarantine. Jane Clark, Sheila Conroy, and Hannah Renfro provide guidance on reopening your office in a manner thatprotects your employees and clients, as well as your bottom line.