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Since a New York lawyer became the second person diagnosed with COVID-19 in the state, law firms, schools and the courts have been taking action to protect attorneys, staff, students and visitors. Here is our coverage of the impact of the pandemic on the legal community in the state, made available for free.

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Sign near the gate at the Rikers Island jail complex. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced that 40 inmates would be let out of the city’s jails. Photo: Seth Wenig/AP Sign near the gate at the Rikers Island jail complex. Photo: Seth Wenig/AP

Less than a week after a failed attempt to petition for the release of a group of inmates in New York City jails, New York’s Legal Aid Society filed suit Tuesday on behalf of 32 more inmates vulnerable to the coronavirus.

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Jane Wester

Jane Wester is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal. Email her at jwester@alm.com or find her on Twitter @janewester.

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