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State’s inmates being released amid coronavirus outbreak (access required)

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Correctional facilities statewide are releasing incarcerated people early to reduce the size of jail populations amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. “Our people are just working tirelessly to find creative and compassionate ways to help our clients,” said Maria Jankowski, deputy executive ...

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The impact of COVID-19: Family law (access required)

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The novel coronavirus was declared a worldwide pandemic on March 11. Since then restaurants have closed, schools have shut down and millions of Americans are now working from home, if they’re lucky enough to be working at all. Work has ...

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Federal courts set pace on use of remote hearings (access required)

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Federal courts have taken the lead on the use of technology to keep cases moving during the coronavirus outbreak. “Federal circuit, district and bankruptcy courts are utilizing multiple audio and video conferencing technologies to host oral arguments, initial appearances, preliminary ...

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Courts stop speedy trial clocks because of virus (access required)

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Many Virginia prosecutors have relief from their normally tight speedy-trial deadlines for bringing criminal defendants to justice under rulings from three influential courts. The decisions were prompted by the coronavirus outbreak. The federal courts of Virginia and the Fairfax County ...

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How to speak with employees about COVID-19 (access required)

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COVID-19 was declared a nationwide pandemic on March 11. In a matter of weeks, the novel coronavirus became an all-consuming global crisis causing an unprecedented societal and business upheaval. Businesses have shut down. Workers have been let go. Remote working ...

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