How Lawyers Can Set Ethical Boundaries Post-Pandemic 1 How Lawyers Can Set Ethical Boundaries Post-Pandemic

How Lawyers Can Set Ethical Boundaries Post-Pandemic

By Jennifer Gibbs (July 27, 2022, 5:19 PM EDT) — In January 2020, I authored a Law360 guest article titled “Setting Boundaries: An Essential Skill for Lawyers,” which highlighted the need for firm boundaries as it relates to attorney-client relationships, and recognizing boundary setting as an essential form of attorney self-care.

Two and a half years and a global pandemic later, boundaries are not only just as important, but arguably more important given the radical shift in how attorneys practice law in a predominantly remote, work-from-home environment with Zoom hearings, depositions and even virtual trials.

Problems related to lawyers’ mental health, substance abuse and personal well-being had been hot topics of…