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Due to inclement weather conditions, the Raleigh office will be closed today, Jan. 21, 2022.

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February 15, 2022

FinTech and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)

Continuing the FinTech University series, join chair of Nelson Mullins FinTech and Regulation Practice and moderator, Richard Levin, and attorneys Jon Talcott, Andy Tucker, and Peter Strand for this one-hour session, "FinTech and SPACs." Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be sought for all attorneys requesting. Certificates of attendance are available upon request for CPE purposes. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

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January 2022

The Scrivener, English Test for Lawyers: Fall Semester 2021

By Elizabeth Scott Moïse

SC Lawyer

Reprinted with permission

  1. What is the correct spelling of the coronavirus that has shut down courts, schools, and businesses around the world for the past two years.

(A) Covid-19
(B) COVID-19
(C) Covid 19

ANSWER
(A) Covid-19 or (B) COVID-19

"COVID" is an acronym: "CO" stands for "corona"; "VI" for "virus"; "D" for "disease." "19" is the year it was discovered. See www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#Coronavirus-Disease-2019-Basics.

(B) is the spelling used by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization, the Modern Language Association's MLA HandbookChicago Manual of Style, and Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and most courts. However (A) is also used by other respected authorities and courts.

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