The International Bar Association (IBA) has launched a global survey to look at the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on members’ interests.
The survey will collect information on:
- the impact of Covid-19 on bar associations’ and law societies’ day-to-day operations, finances and staff;
- the impact measures taken to tackle the virus have had on local justice systems, court proceedings, key work undertaken by lawyers and legal representation for prisoners; and
- members’ COVID-19-related activity in the wider community, including access to justice initiatives, undertaken, and pro bono work.
IBA BIC Chair Péter Köves and Vice Chair Kimitoshi Yabuki have said that the survey will provide: “a snapshot of how Covid-19 has affected our members, including the impact on their operations, finances and administration of justice in their jurisdictions more broadly. This information will in turn allow us to coordinate our longer-term responses to the crisis more effectively and better understand the help you need both now and in the future.”