Judge Orders Lawyers To ‘Be Kind’ During Global Pandemic


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Be kind to one another in this most stressful of times. Remember to maintain your perspective about legal disputes, given the larger life challenges now besetting our communities and world. Good luck to one and all.

SO ORDERED this 17th day of March, 2020.

—  an except from an order written by Judge Amy Totenberg of the Northern District of Georgia, directing parties to behave as if there’s a global pandemic going on and treat each other with respect. Judge Totenberg included this order in all of her current cases.


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