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Lawyers and their clients worldwide are responding to the coronavirus outbreak that, since December, has killed more than 67,760 people and infected more than 1.21 million. Law.com’s reporters around the world are covering the virus’ impact on law firm operations, client business, law schools, and lawyer and staffer safety. Here’s a collection of our coverage, which we’re continuously updating.

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Lawyer Working Remote

As the coronavirus spreads into the U.S., many firms are bracing for a potential outbreak by relying on prearranged business continuity plans. But for some, this can mean rushing to provide remote access for their lawyers and staffers.

While various firms have shut down offices after coronavirus scares, many are weighing remote access options in the event of an outbreak or if an employee or family member becomes sick, said Keno Kozie Associates managing director Eli Nussbaum. 

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