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WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT? -  After enduring a full school year of their kids’ Zoom classes, parents in Big Law (and everywhere else), were hoping for a return to normalcy this upcoming fall. Instead, they are once again stressing about child care, in-person school and whether or not it is safe to allow their children, many of whom are ineligible to be vaccinated, to attend. They’re grappling with questions of social development, the ability to learn in a remote environment and, in some areas of the country, whether or not schools are safe. Law.com’s Patrick Smith and Dylan Jackson interviewed several lawyer-parents to discuss their concerns and found that while they feel better equipped to handle pandemic-inspired situations such as shifting class schedules for their kids or a lack of child care options, planning for the future is murky and uncertain at best. One Big Law partner summed it up: “As delta has been spreading and catching fire, it feels like it is even harder than the first time around.”