Feature Articles

The Bencher—July/August 2020

The following articles feature many different perspectives lawyers, judges, law students, and Inns and how they are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll find tips and tricks, personal experiences, how courts have been impacted, and much much more! We hope you find these articles helpful. Also, don't miss the two reflections below on the American Inns of Court as we celebrate our 40th anniversary.

Practicing Law in a Pandemic

Professionalism in a Pandemic with the Illinois Inns of Court—2Civility Blog

How the Chief Justice Moyer Inn of Court has Adapted to Operating During Social Distancing
By Belinda Barnes, Esquire

What we Learned about the Practice of Law and Ourselves from the Novel Coronavirus
By Sara Barnett, Esquire; Jonathan Steen, Esquire; and Judge J. Daniel Breen

Taking your Inn, and your Practice, Online—Welcoming Members to the Virtual Courts
By Timothy J. Conlon, Esquire

Promoting a Sense of Community During a Pandemic
By: Jennifer L. Eaton, Esquire

Pandemic Play List
By Raymond T. (Tom) Elligett, Jr.

Lockdown, But Not Out: A Lawyer’s Personal COVID-19 Journey
Anthony B. Haller, Esquire

Virtual Open Court
By Judge Kimberly C. Priest Johnson

Pivoting during the Pandemic
By Dirk Jordan, Esquire

What Professionalism Looks Like in a Pandemic—We Can Help the Judiciary and Our System of Justice Right Now
By Laura A. Kaster, Esquire; Justice Helen E. Hoens; and Theodore K. Cheng, Esquire

Adaptation and Innovation: Judicial Response and Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic
By Judge David W. Lannetti

Adapting to the Present and Maybe to the Future Too
By Chief Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn

COVID-19 Law Student Impact
By Jonathan A. McGowan

On Beyond Unicorns
By Ronald C. Minkoff, Esquire

William A. Ingram American Inn of Court Essay Contest Winner
By Tim Rosenberger Jr

Nurturing Connection in Crisis
By Ashlie Case Sletvold, Esquire

Counseling 'Panicked and Desperate Clients': Practicing Family Law in a Pandemic
New York Law Journal—April 3, 2020
By Jane Wester

Practicing During a Pandemic: Remote Depositions
By Ada K. Wong, Esquire

American Inns of Court 40th Anniversary

I Am the American Inns of Court: Come Along with Me
By Judge Judith K. Fitzgerald

14th Annual New York American Inn of Court Opening Dinner Keynote Address on January 16, 2020
By Justice Barbara R. Kapnick