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Tal J. Lifshitz, with Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton in Coral Gables. Photo: Courtesy/ALM

By now we’ve all seen the viral video of the lawyer who couldn’t navigate the cat filter during his Zoom hearing. He was actually on the “Today” show (apparently it wasn’t his computer, hence the mix-up).

The video was funny and cute, and the judge was patient and kind, so there was no surprise that the clip spread as widely and as rapidly as it did. But there’s another part of the story, that’s less funny and cute. The part where we all realize that, if a pandemic and year-long quarantine have exposed anything about the legal profession, it’s that there is a divide between those who are able to adapt to the new and developing technologies available to us, and those who are not.

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