4 lessons we can learn as a profession from the pandemic
In the seventh week of the pandemic lockdown, I went on a solo walk in the rain. A soggy pile of books on a Brooklyn sidewalk caught my eye. One lay open to a page with the title “Object Lesson.” When I got home, I looked up the meaning of the phrase:
• “A striking practical example of a principle or an ideal.”
• “A concrete illustration of a moral.”
• An action, situation or event that demonstrates a truth.
It got me thinking: What are some lessons of this COVID-19 experience for the legal profession? What are some truths that are coming to light? Four initial lessons come to mind.