Patrick Daniel, founder of Patrick Daniel Law, a personal injury law firm in Houston, Texas, said COVID-19 travel bans, closings and related restrictions have changed the way attorneys conduct their practices. But he added that the challenges of working within the chaos of COVID-19 restrictions could end up making them better lawyers. “You’re going to have to learn how to adjust,” Daniel said. “I think ultimately it’s going to make those of who are able to be resilient, and study and change how we do things a little bit better lawyers, both in the courtroom and out of the courtroom.” Daniel recently appeared as a guest on Houston West Chamber of Commerce’s Guest in the West radio podcast, hosted by Sherman On. He said the restrictions have forced attorneys to take the energy normally reserved for passionate courtroom rhetoric and refocus it on case preparation.  Texas was the first state to conduct a hearing via Zoom, the video conferencing program. Both parties have to agree to make it legally binding. Some attorneys see video conferencing as a way to help clear the backlog of cases that has grown during the pandemic, but it requires some creative techniques in order to function,   Read more…