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D.C. Bar permits lawyers to accept cryptocurrency

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Over the past few months, I’ve witnessed an unprecedented change in lawyers’ mindsets when it comes to technology. I’ve seen this happen in my local community and nationwide, as lawyers have begun to embrace technologies like videoconferencing, e-signature, and cloud-based ...

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How to get paid during the COVID-19 pandemic

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In March, life as we knew it ground to a halt as COVID-19 descended upon our country. For many law firms, this sudden departure from business as usual was an unexpected and unwelcome turn of events. As the virus quickly ...

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There’s no better time to establish a disaster plan for your firm

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Now that your firm is considering reopening or is in the process of reopening, it’s a good time to assess your law firm’s disaster plan. What steps has your firm taken to prepare for times of uncertainty and disruption, like ...

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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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