Carter Ledyard Partner Alex Malyshev, who serves as Chair of the Meritas Young Lawyers Advisory Board (YLAB), discussed the ways in which Meritas lawyers are staying connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discussing a regional initiative the YLAB started was in the process of launching, Alex highlighted webinars, virtual coffee meetings and happy hours have replaced in-person gatherings. Naturally, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on law firms and practices have been a focus of discussion among the participants, but these discussions have led to practice-specific topics such as dealing with the courts and conducting business in a virtual world. Early feedback has been good, and the YLAB expects these calls to continue, post-pandemic, as a way to forge relationships, stay connected, and strategize ways of leveraging the Meritas network. Read the full article here.