The novel covid-19 has disrupted our businesses, economic and social order. The legal profession is not left out.
In a world where social and physical distancing has become the new normal, the need to think, act and approach the business of legal practice in a different way to adapt to the new normal has become pertinent and cannot be over emphasized.The impact of covid-19 is being felt across various sectors and market segments, and thus, there’s a need for immediate actions, while positioning for the strongest possible future.
WILL THINGS RETURN TO NORMALCY?
The legal profession until recently has been acculturated to respect precedent, avoid making mistakes, and adapt to a risk-averse, inward focused culture that promotes the myth of its exceptionalism.
Law has responded to past crises with characteristic caution, resistance to material change and an expectation of return to normalcy.Past crises have not altered legal culture or alter its way of doing things.
Some past economic downturns produced short -term industry cosmetic change. They did not expose the industry’s systemic weaknesses or trigger rapid adoption of new operating models.Covid-19 is different.
It has cast a harsh light on the outdated way justice is dispensed, law is taught, and legal services are delivered.*Dispensation Of JusticeIt is imperative to modernize the justice system. Its virtual standstill at a time when it is most needed has expanded the access to justice crises.
DEBORAH E. ONI(ESQ)
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