Extract from Mandi Ross, Martin Tully, & Janice Yates' article "The [eDiscovery] Times, They are A’Changin’ (with apologies to Bob Dylan)"
Sometimes change comes at you fast — and hard. Indeed, it is hard to believe that it was just early March when we were still attending – in person — conferences, theater performances, and sporting events. We had yet to gain the awe and respect for teachers whom we had to replace at home, heroic health care workers, and even grocery store clerks who risk exposure every day. We had yet to play online meeting Bingo with phrases like “you’re on mute” and “can you see my screen?”
Let’s face it, life as we know it has changed. And like it or not, our mindset has to change with it. You can either guide the course of change or get run over by it. Our new reality is an economy that was put into near standstill and people trying their best to remain productive while sheltered-in-place. This new world comes with new challenges but also new opportunities. We must take advantage of this moment in time to refocus our thinking about the legal landscape — beyond the pandemic and its immediate effects — particularly as it relates to flattening legal spend and saving money.
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