Update: Legal experts, led by Qamar Zaman, discuss the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on their field.

Qamar Zaman, CEO of KISS PR Legal Brand Story, leads a group of legal professionals to explain the implications of COVID.

Dallas, Texas, April 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March, it affected millions of businesses around the world that were to pivot at lightning speed.

1. Qamar Zaman – CEO of KISS PR

After seeing this, Qamar Zaman, founder of History of the brand Kiss PR, transformed its paid storytelling platform into a free public relations service by offering support anywhere in the world. Forbes India announced that Zaman created a “blue ocean” using his storytelling platform.

Zaman is well known for his work with some of the top lawyers and leaders in the US legal industry. Recently, he interviewed René Perras, a marketing lawyer who has found his own purpose in helping lawyers manage their expensive litigation support services, such as electronic discovery and document review management. With decades of knowledge working with some of the country’s leading litigators, Perras understood the challenge and burden of being a plaintiff lawyer and was able to use innovative and creative funding solutions to overcome the burden. costly of these litigation services.

During the interview, Perras explained how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his niche in the legal industry. After hearing Perras’ perspective on the matter, Zaman was inspired to bring together a group of renowned experts from various disciplines in the legal industry, who are authorities in their own right. Zaman then asked them about the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on their individual areas of specialization.

Below are five legal professionals, including Perras, who were interviewed by Zaman. In these interviews, they examine how the pandemic has impacted – and continues to impact – their respective legal professions and expert opinion.

2. Joshua Horton, Florida civil justice attorney and former director of public policy at the Hanley Foundation

Lawyer Joshua S. Horton

Lawyer Joshua S. Horton.

“The combination of COVID-19 and opioids is a deadly cocktail. Federal data indicates that the pandemic shows increasing rates of suicide and overdose. Depression and isolation (are) exacerbated by the opioid epidemic, making vulnerable individuals predisposed to substance abuse and being pushed overboard. The healthcare industry is ill-equipped for this exponential growth in overdoses, which sometimes results in unwarranted deaths in sober hospitals, treatment centers and homes. The civil justice system may be the only recourse for families facing this devastation. “

3. Trevor Goring, Canadian portrait painter and founder of The Trial Lawyer National Portrait Gallery

Trevor Goring

Trevor Goring has worked closely with the litigator community in Europe and North America for almost 30 years:

“As a Canadian portrait painter painting in America, I have created an international niche market, painting portraits of men and women, renowned criminal defense lawyers, consumer justice lawyers, as well as ” a vast collection of “ Images of justice ”, representing famous trials, great jurists, icons and symbols of the law of the most ancient times. I founded The Trial Lawyer National Portrait Gallery, where all of these images are currently located. The pandemic abruptly ended monthly trips to lawyer conventions across North America, forcing this commissioned portrait painter to create a more creative network. COVID-19 pushed me to adapt and paint even more. From my studio via videoconference, I turned into a virtual portrait painter. “

4. Donald Slavik, Professional Engineer and Lawyer and National Consumer Justice Advocate

Lawyer Donald Slavik

Lawyer Donald slavik manages complex technological disputes:

“Advanced driver assistance systems, as well as the implementation of artificial intelligence, have been at the forefront of many debates about occupant safety with new electric vehicles and driverless cars. The pandemic hasn’t derailed the launch of electric vehicles by automakers, but some of the same parallels exist between the development of a safe and reliable COVID-19 vaccine and safe electric vehicles. After investigating many tragic cases where the need to put profits before people reveal that these tragedies could have been avoided without poor and hasty vehicle design preventing catastrophic injury or death of Americans.

5. René Perras, consultant in hosting data and information stored electronically / e-Discovery

René Perras

René Perras is a digital communications expert and a managed document review consultant for law firms:

“Preserving the evidence for discovery has always been controversial at best. With exponential growth in data, electronically stored information, or electronic discovery, is the battleground where litigation is engaged. COVID-19 has rewritten the rules of engagement by shutting down all new projects as civil courts struggle to regain some normalcy ahead of the pandemic. Existing projects are waiting to go into active mode, but the uncertainty of the litigation cycle continues to increase the technological and financial burden. We can assess your monthly data hosting commitment for free, which can quickly reduce your profit prospects. “

6. Brian Spira, Litigation Funding Advisor

Brian Spira

Brian Spira is a managing member of the Oxbridge Financial Group:

“For nearly 25 years, I have developed and managed litigation financing products and portfolios for plaintiffs, law firms and defendants. Recently, I have partnered with e-discovery / doc assessment companies to develop vendor funding programs. Today, providers are aligning themselves with lawyers and their clients, as well as businesses, offering deferred payment or “ only pay if your case is successful ” options. Originally, COVID-19 immobilized the justice system with saved records, significantly lengthening the litigation lifecycle. Over the past two months, this awareness has made supplier finance alignment more critical, popular and timely than ever. “

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