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.
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No more civil jury trials this month in Harris County due to coronavirus — The move to stop calling jury trials for March came about “in response to the growing public health concerns and to protect the due process rights of all residents of Harris County.” (Subscription required) — Texas Lawyer
Insurance claims, litigation likely to follow coronavirus business interruptions, lawyers say — With coronavirus affecting supply chains and causing event cancellations, lawyers say disrupted businesses will start looking to their insurance providers to make up their losses. (Subscription required) — Texas Lawyer
Here’s how many coronavirus cases there are in Texas — and everything else you need to know — How many cases? Where are they? Who is at risk? Here are the answers to questions about how the new strain of coronavirus is playing out in Texas. — The Texas Tribune
ABA president offers coronavirus response update, announces COVID-19 programming — As part of this recognition, she announced a series of coronavirus-related webinars that will be provided at no cost to ABA members next week. — ABA Journal
New York officials traced more than 50 coronavirus cases back to one attorney — The 50-year-old attorney, who works near Grand Central Station in Manhattan, tested positive for the virus on March 2. — CNN
Federal courts are canceling proceedings and restricting visitors amid coronavirus concerns — Some federal courts are changing or suspending some operations as a result of concerns about the coronavirus. — ABA Journal
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