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Bars share resources for reopening law firms amid COVID-19

As Missouri businesses, including law firms, begin to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many lawyers have questions about the best ways to do so while protecting the health of their clients, staff and families. The Indiana State Bar Association has released a digital booklet of recommendations to support lawyers returning to practice in their physical spaces. This guide is now available, along with other pandemic-related information to help lawyers even better serve their clients, in The Missouri Bar Coronavirus Resource Center.  

The guidelines, which are also hosted on the American Bar Association’s website, provide detailed considerations for six “readiness essentials,” including:  

  1. Preparing the building/workplace 
  2. Preparing your workforce 
  3. Controlling access points 
  4. Creating a social distancing plan 
  5. Reducing touch points and increasing cleaning 
  6. Communicating for confidence 

ISBA notes that each person and business will be impacted differently and that the guidelines are general recommendations, not standards, “designed to promote a safer workplace not only for attorneys and employees, but also for the clients we serve.” 

For more information about practicing law in Missouri in light of COVID-19, go to MoBar.org.