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Chances are your life has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic, whether you’re a partner, associate, in-house counsel, student, professor or legal tech professional. As part of that legal community, you're also resilient, with inventive ways of getting the job done despite very difficult times. In this collection, Law.com reports on what you need to know to keep it all going and how you’re helping others during the crisis. You'll also find a roundup of the latest COVID-19 news affecting legal professionals.

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Brad Karp; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; New York Brad Karp of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; New York. Photo: David Handschuh

At the end of a destabilizing week that saw a torrent of event cancellations and business closures across the U.S., Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison chairman Brad Karp found himself thinking about the millions of Americans that will soon be staring down the economic impacts of the growing coronavirus crisis.

While federal, state and local officials, along with the nonprofit sector, have pledged to make a number of resources available to help those in the need of either immediate or long-term assistance, the scope of the options and the steps needed to unlock them is bewildering.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter at @packeld

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