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The Hearing: How legal associates are managing during the pandemic, with Karim Sabbidine of Thompson Hine

Joseph Raczynski  Technologist & Futurist / Thomson Reuters

Joseph Raczynski  Technologist & Futurist / Thomson Reuters

Throughout the pandemic and resulting lockdowns, many law firm leaders have spoken about their experiences with managing a remote workforce, sustaining client relationships online, and ensuring the financial solvency of their firm going forward.

Now, we talk a look at what those in the trenches are seeing as the legal industry continues to weather these unprecedented times.

In today’s installment of The Hearing, a Legal Podcast — an award-nominated podcast conducted by Thomson Reuters U.K. — Joseph Raczynski, technologist and futurist for Thomson Reuters, speaks to Karim Sabbidine, an associate at Thompson Hine, about what the COVID-19 pandemic and its lockdowns have meant to those legal team members on the front lines.

Sabbidine works in the New York City office of Cleveland-based Thomson Hine, specializing in business litigation and white-collar crime, internal investigations, and government enforcement. Sabbidine also has an international and multicultural background and an enviable résumé of on-the-job training.


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You can listen to the full podcast with Karim Sabbidine here.


Pre-pandemic, Sabbidine says that life as a New York litigator was a heady mix of high pressure and excitement — tiring yet fun. However, that all quickly transitioned to being cramped in a small apartment with two equally busy roommates, while trying to navigate a virtual trial.

In the podcast, Sabbidine describes the realities of being a litigator during the pandemic, the benefits of writing every day, and why it’s important to always dress the part, even when working remotely.


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