Editor's Page - Volume 90, Number 1.

Volume 90, No. 1

March 15, 2023

Marsha M. Piccone

It's 2023 and COVID is behind us. Well -- sort of. Many things can be written about the pandemic but one thing that is certain is its effect on the legal system and the practice of law. We've all had our "you're on mute" moments. Even the Justices of the United States Supreme Court were victims of the embarrassing refrain, "you're on mute - you're on mute" when some of the Justices started asking questions that no one else could hear. (Yes, that happened).

More than any video conference snafus, lawyers had to become experts in how to utilize technology - from depositions to hearings to even trials. The pandemic was a harbinger of many things, including that the pace of change is moving faster than ever. Not staying current on the pace of change will leave behind those of us not willing to adapt. New tools and techniques are constantly becoming available to improve our practice Some may not work, but part of progress is maintaining an open mind to these methods that may someday alter past practices that will make us wonder how we ever lived without them. When some of us started practicing law, there were no cell phones, no internet, fax machines were just becoming vogue (and sometimes turned off at night and on weekends), and papers were filed in court by hand. Now, most cell phones have more memory and computing power than large rooms of computers that helped send...

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