A global survey has highlighted that the demand of lawyers is rising during the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of law firms have even created multidisciplinary task forces in order to offer assistance to their clients to tackle challenges originated due to coronavirus pandemic.
During the coronavirus pandemic period, it is noted that employers are asking various law firms about the ways to deal with employees who show symptoms of COVID-19. Moreover, the lawyers are also receiving queries from workers regarding the adverse effects of coronavirus on their safety at their workplaces.
The legal proceedings are going on using online means and only a limited staff is allowed in court premises to work during COVID-19 to maintain social distancing. Many law firms are experiencing a big loss in their operations due to COVID-19 and hence they are offering their services to their clients through digital means.
Apart from trial lawyers, the demand of appeal lawyers is rising on a large scale as people are consulting appellate law firms to hire lawyers for appealing against court’s decisions. In addition to this, many law firms are now preparing themselves for a possible recession or an economic downturn that is likely to have a long-term impact on their business.
It is observed that a lot of married people are now filing for divorce cases in court as they are developing personal conflicts due to spending lots of time with each other during coronavirus lockdown period. Even many civil and criminal cases are piling up as many illicit activities are being noticed during the Covid-19 crisis.