They may not understand. The legal process is confusing during normal times. It can be even more confusing now. Expect clients to be confused by the interruptions created by COVID-19. Federal courts have stopped. Case settings are meaningless. And in some cases, discovery needs to restart.
Be careful. Judges don’t want to be forced to settle squabbles between attorneys unnecessarily. And COVID-19 has made this more acute. But you also need to keep your cases moving forward. Find the right balance between granting concessions with opposing counsel and filing for sanctions, if necessary.