Webinar Covid-19 crisis management: what law firms should be doing?
On Wednesday 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak to be a pandemic. Over the last few months, this virus has rapidly spread over 135 countries and territories, and has seriously disrupted lives and economies. Lawyers and their clients worldwide are being affected and routine operations, travel, interactions and health and safety have become matters of high concern; the use of technology has gained new importance, particularly where law firms have had to shut offices.
This sudden outbreak has left most of us confused and concerned, with many pressing questions that need answers, including:
- What immediate steps should my law firm take?
- What strategies should my law firm adopt to tackle internal concerns, such as employee safety, agile working, use of technology and budget adjustments?
- What do we need to do for our clients? How can we best equip ourselves to advise on crisis related matters, including employment, force majeure and contract default?
The IBA Law Firm Management Committee, in its continued effort to support its members during this ongoing crisis, has put together a panel of highly experienced law firm leaders from around the globe for an interactive webinar on this topic. Panellists from different jurisdictions, including those severely affected by the virus and others anticipating its fast spread, will candidly discuss their experiences so far in dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak, and will explore Covid-19 crisis management for law firms and their clients.