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Daily Archives: April 7, 2020

Breaking News: Drafting Client Alerts to Prepare for Practice

Silver, Cecilia, Breaking News: Drafting Client Alerts to Prepare for Practice (February 28, 2020). Vol. 27, No. 2 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing (Fall 2019). Available at SSRN:

“Drafting engaging client alerts is a newsworthy addition to the first-year legal writing curriculum. While client alerts fulfill an important marketing function for employers, they can be used for pedagogical purposes as well. Besides reinforcing many of the lessons students learn in “traditional legal writing,” client alerts can provide useful examples of ethics and professionalism by showing how careful lawyers assess the impact of a new law and advise clients.”

Business Continuity and Remote Working Resources For Law Firms

mycase – Nicole Black – “As the weeks pass and it becomes clear that remote working is becoming the new norm, many law firm leaders are beginning to establish business plans that will allow their firms to survive and thrive as we move forward. A successful plan will address both business continuity issues and put… Continue Reading

Zoom: Every security issue uncovered in the video chat app

CNET – Here’s a timeline of Zoom’s rapid rise and the security problems that have come to light. “As the coronavirus pandemic forced millions of people to stay home over the past month, Zoom suddenly became the video meeting service of choice: Daily meeting participants on the platform surged from 10 million in December to 200 million in March.… Continue Reading

Firefox 75 arrives with revamped address bar

Venture Beat – Mozilla sticks to 2020 schedule despite coronavirus – “Mozilla today launched Firefox 75 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Firefox 75 includes a revamped address bar with significant search improvements, a few performance tweaks, and a handful of developer features. You can download Firefox 75 for desktop now from, and all existing users… Continue Reading

Economic Resilience for Law Firms: How To Thrive During Challenging Times

mycase – Nicole Black – “Over the past two weeks, the world as we know it has been turned upside down. Schools across the country have closed, many businesses have been forced to shut their doors for the time being, and the vast majority of federal and state court proceedings have been canceled until further notice.… Continue Reading

Government secrecy is growing during the coronavirus pandemic

The Conversation: “Students at the University of Florida who want to know how they are being protected from the COVID-19 pandemic can’t find out. The university is hiding its emergency response plan under a legal loophole intended to keep terrorists and enemy combatants – not viruses – from exploiting government weaknesses. Since the spread of… Continue Reading

Study identifies clear link between long-term exposure to pollution and Covid-19 death rates

Exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States (Updated April 5, 2020) “Background: United States government scientists estimate that COVID-19 may kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans. The majority of the pre-existing conditions that increase the risk of death for COVID-19 are the same diseases that are affected by long-term exposure to… Continue Reading