Your WALA Membership
By: Kevin Lawrence, VP of Membership
During this time of increased anxiety and uncertainty, please know your Board is here to help in any way we can. The Board is working hard to ensure the benefits of membership remain stable during these uncertain times. Both the WALA and ALA websites provide a wealth of resources and information. Our educational meetings continue through virtual meetings. And as always, WALA membership provides a wealth of experience and knowledge through its newsletter, members, and business partners. Stay safe and stay healthy my friends!
WALA’s Diamond, Gold and Silver Level Business Partners will be “Zooming” with the new board of directors on May 14th for a virtual happy hour. Everyone will bring their drink of choice, show off their quarantine style, and get to know one another. After all, how often can you actually wear pajama pants to happy hour?! Cheers!
WALA Virtual Roundtable: COVID-19 - May 12, 2020
Strategic Partner Event - ARMA Spring Seminar Week - May 18, 2020
Supreme Court Restores Attorney Ghostwriting Rule for Pro Se Litigants - A must read for firms that engage in pro bono work for pro se litigants. The article discusses the history of the ghostwriting rule and recent successful petition to restore the ghostwriting rule after the legislative changes of 2018.
Potential Risks for Attorneys Resulting From COVID-19 - Discussion of risk areas concerning potential increase of malpractice claims, ongoing cases, non-approved freelance work and mental health challenges.
Working from Home? Here’s Your Cybersecurity Checklist - Great refresher of security tips: patching software, testing business continuity and disaster plans, endpoint security and user feedback and awareness.
Marketing In A Pandemic - Robert Ambrogi interview detailing the marketing efforts of McGuireWoods during COVID-19. CMO Joe Calve outlines his firm's changes and plans in response to the pandemic. Easy listening while out on a walk!
Could Zoom jury trials become the norm during the coronavirus pandemic? - ABA article discussing the possibility of video-conferencing for jury trials and related challenges.