Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community.
Preparing for the coronavirus: How Texas employers can plan for COVID-19 — Anticipating that the number of reported cases will continue to increase, employers must manage the legal risks that accompany preparedness and containment efforts in the workplace. — Texas Bar Journal
Coronavirus revives push for mandatory paid sick leave rules, but Texas leaders have long been opposed — Advocates argue that paid sick leave would allow workers to stay home and avoid spreading the deadly virus. Policies have been blocked in two Texas cities. — The Texas Tribune
Faegre Drinker closes all its offices after visitor tests positive for COVID-19 — Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath says its lawyers are ready to assist clients despite its decision Tuesday to close all 22 of its offices, including Dallas, amid coronavirus concerns. — ABA Journal
ABA cancels some meetings due to coronavirus concerns — The ABA is responding to concerns about the coronavirus by canceling some meetings. One of the canceled meetings was a Health Law Section conference on emerging issues in health care. — ABA Journal
4 more prestigious law schools close their doors over coronavirus concerns — COVID-19 fears are sweeping the T14. Which schools are affected now? — Above the Law
Analysis: Courts issue range of orders responding to coronavirus — Courts across the country have begun issuing orders to address whether litigants and their counsel need to appear in court. — Bloomberg Law
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