Was NewLaw better placed to manage COVID-19?

By Tasha Levy|24 April 2020
Demetrio Zema

With a philosophy grounded in agility, flexibility and the implementation of new technology, NewLaw firms are perhaps better placed to navigate some of the challenges triggered by the coronavirus than traditionally modeled legal practices.

On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by the director and founder of Law Squared, Demetrio Zema, to discuss why he decided to start his own firm, what his team has achieved over the past four years, and how his practice has been impacted by the ongoing pandemic.


Demetrio shares the biggest hurdle his firm has faced in the transition to working remotely, how he manages his personal responsibility for keeping his team on track, and how the NewLaw sector will learn and grow from this time.


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