Krinick Named to NYSBA Task Force on Post-Pandemic Future of the Profession

September 23, 2021

Rivkin Radler managing partner Evan H. Krinick has been named to a distinguished panel of attorneys statewide who have been asked by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) to serve on a newly formed “Task Force on Post-Pandemic Future of the Profession.”

Attorneys selected for inclusion on the Task Force include 31 leaders in the profession from across New York State.

“I am pleased to be invited to participate in this incredibly important project,” stated Evan H. Krinick. “ Having spent much of the past year and a half working to navigate the current challenges of COVID-19, while planning for the post-pandemic future of my firm, I can’t imagine a more important professional endeavor.”

Citing the foundational purpose of the NYSBA as “advocacy on behalf of the legal profession and the practice of law,” the Task Force’s mission states:

“As the world emerges from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Association on behalf of its member attorneys must reflect on how the crisis has dramatically and determinatively affected the legal profession and anticipate how these changes may further alter the practice of law. The Task Force on the Post-Pandemic Future of the Profession is thereby established to systematically review the effects of the pandemic, both short-term and long-term, on the legal profession and the practice of law in general. This review shall include study of the remote practice of law, the increased use of technology, the efficacy of virtual courts and tribunals, changes in client interaction, law practice management, access to justice, the delivery of legal services, and the education, training, expectations, and mentorship of newer attorneys.  The Task Force shall advise on the anticipated future impact of these changes on the practice of law, on newly admitted and associate level attorneys, and on law firm partners. It shall make recommendations to ensure practitioner success and to safeguard and strengthen the future of the legal profession.”

NYSBA President T. Andrew Brown said the task force is part of an effort to “adjust to this new reality” as COVID-19 is clearly not going away soon. We cannot sit idly by and wait for things to change, but instead must determine the best course forward.”

Four working groups have been established, led by leaders from the public and private sectors, and academia. Public sessions are planned for each working group in November and December.

A complete list of Task Force members can be found at:

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