PRE-COVID COURTS – President Joe Biden has declared the pandemic is over, and certain courts are mirroring that sentiment by shelving COVID-19 mitigation protocols. In Pennsylvania, some judges and court administrators have said they are optimistic about the direction of their courts and the return toward business as usual, Aleeza Furman reports. Delaware County court administrator Jerry Montella said, in terms of protocols, “Essentially, we are now pre-COVID.” Still, the court continues to grapple with pandemic-induced backlogs and the spread of the disease, Montella said.

DEAD-END JOB SEARCH – In-house candidates are disclosing bad behavior from recruiters and hiring managers during the recent hiring frenzy. Some attorneys say they went through an absurd number of interviews only to be ghosted by recruiters, Phillip Bantz reports. Others say reliance on Zoom instead of in-person interviews allowed more in-house leaders to set interviews at odd hours. Tara Trantham, former legal chief for World Acceptance Corp., said she went through nine interviews for a senior corporate counsel role at a fintech company. The final interview with the firm’s general counsel was set at 11:30 p.m., and the general counsel was eating dinner and distracted by other people around her, according to Trantham. “It was beyond rude. I mean, I was appalled,” she said.

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