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It has been eight months since the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in New York—and it happened to be a lawyer. It feels as if our entire legal practice has been through a fairly vigorous rinse cycle in that time. From a total shutdown of the court system and then an “emergency matters only” policy, we have now progressed to a phase where certain New York courts have successfully conducted in-person jury trials in recent weeks. New Yorkers in general and New York lawyers in particular have lived up to “New York Tough.”

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