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Chancellor’s Forum on COVID-19’s Impact on the Legal Profession

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Co-authors of a New American Bar Association Report will Discuss Findings and Best Practices in a post COVID-19 world.

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On June 14, join the Philadelphia Bar Association for a Chancellor’s Forum with the co-authors of a new report focusing on how attorneys were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and how they expected their practices to evolve as a result.

The report, “Practicing Law in the Pandemic and Moving Forward: Results and Best Practices from a Nationwide Survey of the Legal Profession,” is the result of a survey of 4,200 American Bar Association members. It found that the need to work remotely during COVID-19 has caused high levels of stress and disengagement among lawyers, with these impacts disproportionately falling on women attorneys and attorneys of color.

Respondents also expressed the need for organization-wide policies focused on improving individual well-being, including flexible work schedules, comprehensive leave policies, and better efforts at communication and employee engagement from the top down.

Report co-authors Stephanie A. Scharf and Roberta D. Liebenberg will present their findings and discuss best practices as individual attorneys and firms prepare to emerge from a period of major disruption.

Welcome: Lauren P. McKenna, Chancellor, Philadelphia Bar Association

Moderator: Jennifer S. Coatsworth, Margolis Edelstein

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Roberta D. Liebenberg, senior partner, Fine Kaplan and Black, co-author, “Practicing Law in the Pandemic and Moving Forward: Results and Best Practices from a Nationwide Survey of the Legal Profession”

Stephanie A. Scharf, founding partner, Scharf Banks Marmor, LLC, co-author, “Practicing Law in the Pandemic and Moving Forward: Results and Best Practices from a Nationwide Survey of the Legal Profession”

JoAnne A. Epps, executive vice president and provost, professor of law, Temple University

Karyn Polak, senior vice president and general counsel, Transamerica

Advance registration is required and will close 60 minutes prior to the start of the event. Only registered attendees will receive the webinar ID and password immediately after registration closes.

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