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Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic for your law firm and your clients: a positive outlook

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Date Published

April 2, 2020


Illinois Trial Lawyers Association


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This program will take you how to navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic for your law firm and how to communicate with your clients, keep busy and stay positive.

Agenda/topics to cover:
1. Introduction: summary of court closures and most up to date orders including resources to utilize to find out updated information.
2. Maximizing resources: how to utilize lawyers and staff remotely while keeping limited in-house staff in accordance with CDC guidelines
3. 10 ways Plaintiff’s lawyers can use this time productively for their practice
4. Staying connected with clients, messaging and
5. Working with defense counsel during the pandemic
6. Cook County Update and Q&A:
a. How to implement the Cook County Order for your cases
b. Interpretation of the current order
c. How to use the order in a positive way
i. Filing complaints
ii. Settlements
iii. Service
d. The “grey zone”
e. Q&A and suggestions

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Margaret P. Battersby Black

Margaret P. Battersby Black joined Levin & Perconti as an associate in 2008 and has played a key role in a number of... Read More

Antonio M. Romanucci

Antonio M. Romanucci is a founding partner in the Chicago-based law firm of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, a national trial... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic for your law firm and your clients: a positive outlook - Video
Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic for your law firm and your clients: a positive outlook - Materials
Work Tracking Spreadsheet
L-Judge Walker Motion to Appoint Special Process Server
L-OA regarding oral discovery post 3.30.20
L-OA regarding written discovery post 3.30.20
M-Mtn Appt Process Server -Sheriff shut down
Sample Letter to Clients
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How to Attend

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Technical Requirements
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