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It’s been more than 15 weeks since COVID-19 hit pause on what seems like the entire world. When firms were in the thick of it, dealing with government-mandated office closures, Back in April, I wrote an article for Marketing the Law Firm’s ALM sibling The Legal Intelligencer about how law firms could navigate the delicacies that came with the global pandemic (see, “Navigating the Changing Landscape Caused by COVID-19.” In March, we were paralyzed as we began quarantined life only to be shocked to our cores in late May as our nation became embroiled in social unrest due to continued systemic racism that can no longer be tolerated. Fast forward to now as the country begins to slowly reemerge from quarantine and reevaluate our fundamental values and beliefs that got us to where we are today. Law firms and other businesses alike are defining what will become our new normal. Challenges facing us in 2019, while seemingly very distant, deserve attention in addition to the new obstacles our firms face during what may be a temporary flattening of the COVID-19 curve. Here are four areas that law firms must continue to address to remain on the right side of 2020.
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By Gina Rubel
Part I of this series looks at what veteran legal editors want and expect from law firms and PR pros in 2021. Part II will be in the February issue. Part I offers you a head start.
By Bill Josten
In the chaos of this past year, it is easy to lose sight of long-term priorities for the sake of addressing short-term crises. Firms must be cautious as they re-examine budget priorities to not underestimate the harm that can be caused by failing to consider the long-range damage that can be done to a firm’s brand by cutting back too much on their marketing efforts.
By Sharon Meit Abrahams
In 2021 everyone in the legal field has a virtual platform, so firms of all sizes can jump in and offer webinars on topics that highlight their firms’ practice areas. Create your own virtual programs by following these 5 steps.
By Stacy A. Zinken
In a time when many of us are searching for ways to help support others, could we use our research super powers to support nonprofit organizations in their philanthropic work? I think Yes!