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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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What does going back to work at a law firm look like? One-way traffic in the hallways, testing employees, attendance sheets to monitor contacts and installing barriers for receptionists. These are some suggestions in the New York State Bar Association’s model reopening plan, meant as guidance for law firms.

New York law firms are not opening their offices tomorrow, but the guidance, released Wednesday by the state bar, includes a checklist of measures for law firms to keep in mind as they plan the reopening of their offices, said Hank Greenberg, the state bar’s president. “We want to give them our best thinking now.”

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Christine Simmons

Christine Simmons writes about the New York legal community and the business of law. Email her at [email protected] and find her on Twitter @chlsimmons

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