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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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Would you marry someone you’ve only dated online without checking out what he’s like in the flesh? Sure, he’s a charmer on your computer screen, whispering all those sweet nothings and promising you happiness and security. And of course, you’ve checked him out so you know he comes from good stock. It all sounds wonderful, but is that enough information to make a lifelong commitment?

You wouldn’t get hitched that way, but that’s how some lawyers will land at their next job if the coronavirus persists, predict recruiters. Laterals will likely sign on with law firms that they’ve never set foot in and whose partners they’ve never met.

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

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