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Legal Roundtable Tackles Coronavirus Implications

Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

How has the coronavirus upended the legal profession? What happens when your right to a speedy trial clashes with the government’s cancellation of jury trials? Can an employer require workers deemed non-essential to show up, or face termination?

On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Sarah Fenske talked with a panel of legal experts about a variety of issues, including those triggered by the new coronavirus.

Joining the discussion was:

  • Mark Smith, an associate vice chancellor and dean for career services at Washington University
  • Mary Anne Sedey, an attorney at St. Louis-based Sedey Harper Westhoff P.C. who specializes in employment issues
  • Nicole Gorovsky, a local attorney in practice at Gorovsky Law, LLC

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is hosted by Sarah Fenske and produced by Alex Heuer, Emily Woodbury, Evie Hemphill, Lara Hamdan and Joshua Phelps. The engineer is Aaron Doerr, and production assistance is provided by Charlie McDonald.

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Alex is the executive producer of "St. Louis on the Air" at St. Louis Public Radio.