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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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State officials are giving New York’s vast North Country region the OK to open up parts of its economy starting this weekend, a sign that law firms in the rural area could see a quicker return to in-office operations following coronavirus lockdown measures.

The region, which includes Watertown and Plattsburgh, joins three other New York regions that have received the green light after hitting reopening benchmarks outlined by the state. Regions must see a decline in hospitalizations under the standards, and are required to meet metrics on contact tracers and testing capacity, among other benchmarks.

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Ryan Tarinelli

Ryan Tarinelli is a reporter at the New York Law Journal. He is based at the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York. He can be reached through email at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter: @ryantarinelli.

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