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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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A handful of governors say they’re ready to reopen their states for business in the coming weeks, while many more states’ shelter-in-place orders are set to expire at the beginning of May. But even if certain jurisdictions give businesses the green light to reopen, law firms, which have largely shifted to remote work during the last two months, say they’re not planning to get everyone back in the office quite yet.

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Samantha Stokes

Samantha Stokes, based in New York, is a staff reporter at American Lawyer covering the business of law. You can reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter: @stokessamanthaj.

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Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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