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Richard Hays, Mark Wasserman and Darren Summerville Richard Hays (from left), Mark Wasserman and Darren Summerville. (Courtesy photos)

Atlanta law firms are working to keep their own employees safe during the fast-developing COVID-19 pandemic, while also maintaining service to clients, by instituting remote-work policies on Monday.

The quickly spreading coronavirus is also affecting demand for legal services. While many corporate attorneys in employment law and other areas are being inundated with questions from worried clients about the crisis, defense and plaintiffs litigators are facing a slowdown in work, now that courts are closed and filing deadlines are suspended, some said. The economic slowdown is also starting to impact deal work.

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Meredith Hobbs

Meredith Hobbs writes about the Atlanta legal community and the business of law. Contact her at [email protected] or 404.419.2837. On Twitter: @MeredithHobbs.

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