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A virtual arraignment is conducted at Criminal Court in New York. Gradually all state courts are moving to virtual court operations. Photo: New York Unified Court System via AP A virtual arraignment is conducted at Criminal Court in New York. Photo: New York Unified Court System via AP

In Simon Sinek’s newest book, “The Infinite Game,” he popularized the term “existential flexibility,” which is the capacity to make a 180-degree turn to navigate a completely changed environment. As a society we’ve been forced into flexibility due to the pandemic, and it’s worth recognizing the long-lasting good that can come from shaking up the systems we’d previously accepted as “good enough”—particularly, our criminal justice system. As part of this shift, legal professionals’ objectives should move away from simply getting people locked up or let off, and instead aim to improve the system itself so that justice, however it is meted out, flows more efficiently. 

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