LRC associate Nicolas Jenner, chair of the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, writes for the April 2022 Young Lawyers issue of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Today (LPT) on Lingering Side Effects: Young Lawyers and COVID-19.
While COVID-19 has affected every lawyer, none may be more adversely impacted than those that are just starting. Not only has working remotely or on a limited in-person basis created many unique challenges for the most junior members of our profession, but it also may prevent more senior members from recognizing and responding to unanticipated issues related to working remotely, issues that would be more readily recognized, if not prevented in the first place, when working in-person. More senior practitioners must support young attorneys and provide them with the tools for success in the post-pandemic world, which starts with recognizing the issues and implementing changes to make up for the opportunities lost or diminished over the last two years.
LPT, a monthly online publication of the ABA’s Law Practice Division, is distributed to nearly 500,000 lawyers and law students each month. Current and past issues can be accessed at www.lawpracticetoday.com.