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There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected people’s lives all over the world. Local government officials issued stay-at-home orders in an effort to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus. In addition, non-essential businesses were closed temporarily, while other companies allowed employees to work remotely from home. Despite these restrictions, individuals may still have important legal issues that need attention. Attorneys are considered essential, and although law firms have remained open the last six months, they had to alter the way they do business. In order to adhere to health and safety guidelines, law practices across the United States are now using technology like never before to meet their clients’ needs. Whether a couple is considering a divorce or creating their estate plan, they may be able to complete them virtually with the help of a skilled Elite Lawyer.    

Digital Options for Addressing Legal Matters

A law firm’s Web presence is more important now than ever before since those who need legal help are likely starting their search on the Internet. With social distancing still in effect in many states, attorneys are now utilizing digital technology to stay connected with their clients. Online scheduling platforms like Calendly and similar programs allow potential clients to make appointments or arrange initial consultations to discuss their cases. Being listed in a reputable legal directory such as Elite Lawyer can also be a tremendous benefit to enhance a firm’s reputation.

While some courts have opened back up recently, many may still be closed. In response to the closures, certain legal proceedings are now being conducted online. A virtual divorce can be completed online through teleconferencing or video conferencing. This allows couples to legally end their marriage without leaving their homes, which can save them time and money in traveling to and from the court building. For example, in Illinois, the process may begin by filing a petition for dissolution of marriage online. Many people are embracing new technology such as Zoom, FaceTime, or Google Meets instead of meeting in-person to resolve issues such as parenting time or the division of property and assets. In many high-conflict divorce cases, a couple cannot even stand to be in the same room, so resolving issues virtually can make for a less contentious process.  

Contact Elite Lawyer Today

At Elite Lawyer, we recognize that attorneys across the United States are working tirelessly to provide legal service during these unprecedented times. With all the changes due to COVID-19, we are open and here to support our members throughout the legal community. By working together to collaborate and share ideas, attorneys can continue advocating for their clients to achieve the best possible outcomes regardless of the type of legal issue they are facing. To nominate an Elite Lawyer or learn more about the award program and our directory, contact us today at 833-40-ELITE (833-403-5483).


Elite Lawyer is pleased to announce that Evan Bannow has been selected as the winner of our 2020 Scholarship program. Evan was chosen out of more than 300 college students who sent in video or written essays about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them. After submitting a thoughtful, compelling application, Evan will receive $500 to put toward his higher-educational studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Fiza Kuzhiyil, who is studying at the University of Texas - Austin, was named an Honorable Mention winner after the Elite Lawyer Scholarship Facebook poll. She will receive $250 to go toward her education.   

Coronavirus’ Impact on Evan

According to Evan, the coronavirus directly affected him in several different ways. First, on a personal level, he lives with his parents who are considered in the high-risk category due to their ages and medical conditions. Although it has been challenging, Evan said his parents have been staying home to stay safe and healthy. 

Evan had two internships canceled due to COVID-19, since many non-essential businesses were temporarily closed or had to lay off part of their workforce. One internship was for marketing for small law firms in the Twin Cities area. Instead, Evan took a job as a server at a sports bar to earn money for him and his family. He is thankful that his place of employment takes all of the safety precautions very seriously by requiring employees to wear masks and gloves, wash hands frequently, as well as enforcing the social distancing guidelines. 

“I am just so thankful to be able-bodied to work and live in a home and have all the necessities and privileges I have. COVID-19 has taught me about how lucky I am to live where I live and be accepted for who I am,” Bannow commented. 

More About Evan

Evan is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing and Public & Nonprofit Management. As the Social Media intern at Find Your Power in Minneapolis, Evan has gained valuable experience by developing marketing strategies for platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. In addition, he built social media content calendars and campaigns to increase the overall amount of engagement with the organization’s mission: Women’s empowerment and Women’s rights. Evan also learned how design and analytics play a role in fundraising, sponsorship, and community events. 

Prior to his nonprofit work experience, Evan was a Marketing Assistant for the University of Minnesota’s Student Unions and Activities. He developed Marketing Plans and sent communications to encourage participation in Student Union programs. Evan also built an email list semi-annually using Salesforce to reach over 15,000 University of Minnesota parents with relevant information regarding student activities, functions, and interests. In addition, he tracked results and reported analytics to improve future outreach programs for the school. Evan hopes to start a nonprofit company in the future.

Contact Elite Lawyer Today

At Elite Lawyer, we recognize the outstanding accomplishments of attorneys throughout the United States who are leaders in their practice areas. We believe scholarships are a great way of rewarding the hard work and determination of students in many different disciplines. We are proud to offer a scholarship program that also recognizes future leaders of America. During this challenging time in our nation’s history due to COVID-19, we are here to support our members throughout the legal community. We are open and prepared to help you in any way we can. To nominate an Elite Lawyer or learn more about our scholarship program, contact us today at 833-40-ELITE (833-403-5483).

As we all know, 2020 has been unlike any year in recent history. The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed our daily lives. From working remotely to online learning to social distancing, people around the world are adjusting to this new normal. At Elite Lawyer, we have recognized the challenges that attorneys across the nation have faced this past year and continue to overcome. Law firms are considered essential businesses, and many now offer the choice of virtual or in-person consultations while adhering to their states’ health guidelines. With their clients’ safety as a top priority, legal teams everywhere are finding creative ways to comply with the latest regulations. In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, we at Elite Lawyer are proud to acknowledge so many outstanding attorneys in recognition of their hard work this past year.  

Recognizing Exceptional Work in the Legal Community

Elite Lawyers are now represented from the East Coast to the West Coast, including every state in between. On the Elite Lawyer website, it is easy to search for a lawyer in your area with our handy color-coded map of the United States. Users can search by practice area, attorney name, or firm name. Alternatively, you can type in your city, state, or zip code to find an attorney who is in your geographic area. 

Since its inception in 2018, the Elite Lawyer directory has grown to include more than 7,000 attorneys all over the United States. While every state is represented, California has over 1,000 attorneys who have been recognized as Elite Lawyers and Texas has over 800. Florida is leading the pack, with more than 2,700 Elite Lawyers.

Those attorneys who hold this prestigious honor can display their awards in their offices with a plaque or a trophy. They can also list the award on their firm’s website so people who are looking for a reputable lawyer will know they qualified for this esteemed honor. The Elite Lawyer award sets these exceptional attorneys apart from their peers and gives users confidence when searching for a top-notch attorney in their area. 

Valuable Resources at Your Disposal

For anyone facing a legal matter, understanding how the law applies to your specific situation can be difficult, especially during this pandemic. The legal system can be highly complex and technical, and laws vary significantly from state to state. In addition, the laws are constantly changing as the federal government and state legislatures enact new laws, and courts make decisions regarding how these laws should be interpreted. Regardless of the legal issues you may be facing, educating yourself about the applicable laws, and learning your rights and responsibilities can make the legal process smoother. Elite Lawyer provides information about law firms’ practice areas and the common legal issues that people throughout the United States face.

The Elite Lawyer Attorney Blog Center posts informative blogs from experienced attorneys all across the country. A few of the main practice areas that are covered include Personal Injury; Divorce and Family Law; Estate Planning; Immigration Law, Business Law (for employees and employers); Intellectual Property; Criminal Defense; Medical Malpractice, Real Estate, Civil and Human Rights; and more.  

Contact Elite Lawyer Today

The Elite Lawyer award recognizes attorneys who have vast experience and credibility in an array of practice areas. They are rigorously screened, rated, and reviewed by the Elite Lawyer Advisory Panel. We understand how challenging this year has been in our nation’s history and we are committed to supporting all of our distinguished members throughout the legal community. We are open and prepared to help you in any way we can. To nominate a lawyer or learn more about how to become an Elite Lawyer, call us today at 833-40-ELITE (833-403-5483).




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In this digital age, people use the Internet to search for everything, from restaurant menus to buying a vehicle, and even finding an attorney. Promoting yourself online is essential these days to have a successful practice. Whether you are trying to boost your online presence, connect with potential clients, or improve your online reputation, digital profiles are a critical part of being found on the Internet. Many attorneys and law firms are members of online legal directories. These resources can be invaluable tools for locating legal professionals who practice in certain areas of the law. The Elite Lawyer directory contains a listing of exceptional attorneys in numerous practice areas. It has grown since its inception in 2018, expanding to include outstanding attorneys from all 50 states.  

Elite Lawyer Directory

Elite Lawyer is a directory and rating service that awards and recognizes attorneys all over the United States who have displayed extraordinary competence in their practice area and who have been acknowledged by their fellow peers in the legal community. The Elite Lawyer directory provides a comprehensive and credible resource for attorneys and a user-friendly directory for consumers who are looking to hire a highly respected lawyer in their geographic area. 

Elite Lawyer uses a rigorous selection process to ensure that all attorneys listed in our directory have demonstrated excellence in the practice of law and a commitment to their clients and their communities. Selection as an Elite Lawyer shows that an attorney is among the top-rated attorneys in the United States and has the experience and dedication that will ensure their clients' legal issues are handled satisfactorily.

Tips for Creating a Professional Profile

A first impression can go a long way in determining a future relationship. This applies to many areas of life, including a profile related to your career and professional achievements. When someone needs legal assistance, he or she may turn to the Internet to find an attorney. That is why it is crucial to have a clean, concise, and pertinent profile so potential clients will want to hire you. Here are a few ways to make a professional and enticing profile:

  1. Take a professional picture: A clear, professional-looking portrait of yourself is much better than a candid shot or selfie that you take on your own. A photographer can adjust the lighting and recommend the best poses, clothing/attire, and background to produce an eye-catching and complimentary profile picture.  

  2. Include accurate information: Your profile on a legal directory should contain important information about your credentials, as well as your practice areas, office locations, phone numbers, email addresses, and anything else that might make someone who is looking for legal help want to hire you.  

  3. Provide interesting tidbits: A little personal information can go a long way in making you seem relatable to prospective clients. You do not need to disclose in-depth details about your family or personal life, but you can include hobbies or any interests outside of the law. 

  4. Keep your status updated: It is important to continually monitor your profile to make sure it is accurate and reflects any updates or changes to your qualifications, such as new Bar admissions or recently published works. 

Learn More About Elite Lawyer Today 

Attorneys who are recognized as Elite Lawyers are experienced and credible in a wide variety of practice areas. They are carefully screened, rated, and reviewed by the Elite Lawyer Advisory Panel. Throughout this unprecedented time in our nation’s history, we at Elite Lawyer have been working to support all of our distinguished members throughout the legal community. We are open and prepared to help you in any way we can. To nominate a lawyer or learn more about how to become an Elite Lawyer, contact us today at 833-40-ELITE (833-403-5483).






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The cost of higher education has steadily been increasing over the past few decades. However, in some cases, financial aid may be available, and it can come in the form of grants, loans, or scholarships. A scholarship is a payment made to support a student’s education, typically awarded on the basis of academic or other achievements, such as sports, music, or arts. Elite Lawyer is pleased to announce that it is offering a $500 scholarship to students who are pursuing a post-high-school degree for 2020. This scholarship can be awarded to those interested in a law degree or any other discipline of study. 

Who Can Apply?

Without assistance, many students may not be able to afford college or university classes to obtain the degree they need in order to enter the workforce and pursue opportunities in their chosen field. Scholarships provide an opportunity for those eager pupils to earn an education who otherwise might not have the financial means to do so.

There are only a couple of requirements that applicants must meet in order to qualify for the Elite Lawyer scholarship. The scholarship application is currently open to individuals who are currently attending or who are planning to attend post-secondary education, including college or graduate school, in Fall of 2020 and/or Spring of 2021. In addition, those students who apply must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or greater. 

Applicants have two options: they may submit an original, 500-word essay or a two-minute video presentation that addresses the following topic: “What have you learned about yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic?”

Rules for Applying

At Elite Lawyer, we will carefully review all the applications we receive and choose the essay that best reflects personal growth during the coronavirus crisis. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the Elite Lawyer scholarship, here are a few rules regarding the application process:  

  • Entries must be filled out on the Elite Lawyer website and submitted by August 3, 2020.

  • Applicants must provide their full name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and date of birth.

  • Applicants must specify the college or university they currently attend or are planning to attend to pursue post-secondary education.

  • Applicants are only allowed one submission.

Contact Elite Lawyer Today

Scholarship programs are a way of awarding hard work and determination. At Elite Lawyer, we recognize outstanding performance by attorneys across the country who are leaders in their practice areas. We are proud to offer a scholarship program that also recognizes future leaders in the field of law and other essential industries. During this unprecedented time in our nation’s history, we believe it is especially important to support our members throughout the legal community. We are open and prepared to help you in any way we can. To nominate a lawyer or learn more about the Elite Lawyer scholarship program, contact us today at 833-40-ELITE (833-403-5483).

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