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New Jersey Bar also issues guidance on re-opening law firms

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As most states shift into phased re-opening plans, you’re undoubtedly thinking about the process of opening your law firm’s doors. That being said, re-opening a law firm in the midst of a worldwide pandemic is no easy feat — and ...

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What to do during quarantine: Listen to a legal podcast!

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We’re entering a new stage now, as many states are in the process of slowly reopening. You might even be considering opening the doors of your law firm. But even if you are, you’re still likely spending significant amounts of ...

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NYSBA releases guidance on re-opening law firms

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Right now, most New York law firms are closed as a result of the governor’s mandate relating to COVID-19 shelter-in-place requirements. But that will soon change as some parts of New York state begin to transition under the governor’s 4-phase ...

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Survey, part 2: How law firms are responding to COVID-19

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Two weeks ago I shared some results of a recent nationwide survey that was conducted by MyCase (the company for which I work) between April 8 and April 10, with 819 legal professionals responding. Previously I discussed the findings regarding ...

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Remote working during COVID-19: Improve your mindset

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Working remotely in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic isn’t easy. In fact, it can be incredibly stressful, in part because there are a lot of things about the current situation that are simply beyond our control. The good news ...

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Legal Loop: Survey results: How law firms are adapting to remote work

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Lawyers across the country have been sheltering in place for weeks now, and for many, there is no immediate end in sight. The move to remote work was a sudden one, with governors instituting social distancing requirements seemingly overnight. Notably, ...

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Legal Loop: Staying connected with your law firm team during COVID-19

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Your entire law firm is suddenly and unexpectedly working remotely. Now what? How do you ensure that your entire staff is able to communicate and collaborate effectively while working from their homes? If you’re wondering what to do next, rest ...

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Legal Loop: Tips for navigating Zoom Videoconferencing like a pro

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It’s been a few weeks since we collectively began to “shelter in place.” Working from home has become the newfound reality for many lawyers, and many of you are likely in the process of trying to determine how to work ...

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Legal Loop: Maintaining your sanity while working from home

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In recent weeks, the world as we know it was turned upside down. Schools closed, businesses, including many law firms, were required to temporarily shut down, and the vast majority of federal and state court proceedings were canceled until further notice. ...

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Ready or not, it’s time to set up your remote law office

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You’ve resisted technological change for years and put off adopting new software into your law firm. After all, you were busy doing what lawyers are trained to do: practice law. You didn’t have time to learn about technology, research the ...

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Legal Loop: The ethics of responding to negative online reviews

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These days the online world matters just as much as the offline world when it comes to conducting business. The Yellow Pages have been replaced by Google and apps, just as restaurant and movie reviews in newspapers have now been ...

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