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Covid-19, a coronavirus, has caused widespread disruption also in the legal profession.
07 July 2020

L&L Partners’ litigation partnership, which is one of four separate partnerships that the firm operates under one brand name, has effectively cut fee-earner salaries by at least 15% and 35% via deferrals of retainers, which would operate retrospectively from 1 April, according to two sources with knowledge of the measures.

01 July 2020

The mainstream press have reported over the last few weeks that OP Jindal Global University and its subsidiary law school, JGLS Sonepat, have launched 100 scholarships for students facing the economic and general fallout from Covid-19, dubbed “graduate research immersion scholarships” or more succinctly, GRIPS.

09 June 2020

Nalsar Hyderabad and NUJS Kolkata have opted not to hold online exams this semester in light of potential difficulties faced by students, in contrast to NLSIU Bangalore, which has opted for students to sit their final exams entirely online in six- to eight-hour exams spread out over a longer time period.

08 June 2020

All Khaitan & Co offices have opened their doors again today to allow fee-earners and staff - purely on a voluntary basis - to physically return to work.

28 May 2020

NLSIU Bangalore alumni have donated money and organised the air travel home of 174 migrants stuck in Mumbai due to the Covid-19 lockdown, reported LiveLaw.

26 May 2020
CLAT convenor and DNLU Jabalpur VC Prof Balraj Chauhan shares some of his and the committee's current deliberations surrounding potentially taking the admissions test online this year
22 May 2020
However, the GNLU students have reached the limits of what they alone can achieve and are keen to help other law schools start a wider movement
20 May 2020

NLIU Bhopal students studying employment law have started a website, telephone helpline and initiative to assist migrant labourers with some of the difficulties they face during the Covid-19 lockdown.

08 May 2020
Exclusive: DSK Legal has embarked on a series of cash flow management exercises in light of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, including temporary reduction in remuneration of fee-earners.
03 April 2020
As many law schools have transitioned to online learning, more problems have continued to emerge
27 March 2020

Top advocate-on-record (AOR) and Supreme Court powerhouse Agarwal Law Associates (ALA), which has around 50 lawyers, has announced a cut in fee-earner salaries of 30% on those earning more than Rs 40,000 per month at least until 14 April, after closure of the courts and social distancing measures have caused court work to fall off a cliff.

27 March 2020

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLU) has extended the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) date to 24 May 2020, with the application deadline extended to 25 April 2020.

25 March 2020

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has paid out bonuses to fee-earners yesterday, this year around a week earlier than usual, due to the national COVID-19 lockdown.

23 March 2020

After having NALSAR’s largest fest, Carpe Diem, effectively cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation, the campus too was shut down by government order, with all students returning to their homes.

18 March 2020

Indian law schools have been trying - and in some cases struggling - to convert tuition to online learning courses in the wake of most having shut down physical tuition to attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

16 March 2020

From today, nearly all of Khaitan & Co lawyers and support staff will officially have the option of working from home, in a bid to reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst its workforce.

13 March 2020

Apart from being early out of the gate in advising clients on the potential legal fall-out of the global pandemic of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (causing COVID-19), India’s law firms have been beginning taking a number of measures to deal with an expected spike in reported infections, including one firm stress-testing its “work from home” (WFH) arrangements.