COVID-19 led to a dramatic change in the meaning of work. Employers adjusted to a remote work force, and millions lost their jobs. COVID-19’s impact on the courts cannot be understated. After March 2020, there were no jury trials in Connecticut and only a few bench trials. Deadlines and statutes of limitation were suspended. Attorneys adjusted to remote depositions, mediations, judicial conferences, and court arguments. The long-term impact of this new world remains to be seen. But in the intermediate term, the courts and counsel will be dealing with a backlog of trials and new and unsettled legal issues arising from COVID-19.
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