Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Virtual Litigation Analytics Photo: Somkid Thongdee via Shutterstock

In psychology, “gestalt” refers to an organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts. If someone is being treated, for example, for depression, the gestalt form of treatment will look at the entire person, their lifestyle, family history, and more in order to determine the cause of the depression. In law, attorneys must focus on the gestalt of their clients. Given social distancing, our legal world is going to revert more to computerized interactions with clients, the courts, and adversaries. Instead of prolonged in-person interviews with clients, we may be forced to resort to Skype and Zoom. Our interaction with clients will not always be in person, eyeball to eyeball. We will be compelled to give legal advice through a medium, which is like television.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 1 article* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Dig Deeper


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.