Solo and Small Firm

The Practitioner Winter 2021, Volume 27, Issue 1

Communication Challenges: How to Stay in Touch With Your Team While Working Remotely

By Somita Basu

Somita Basu is the co-founder of the law firm Norton Basu LLP, an estate planning and probate firm with offices in Santa Clara and Beverly Hills. Somita serves as the Chair-Elect for the Solo and Small Firm Section of the California Lawyers Association and the Co-Chair of the Diversity Outreach Committee of the CLA. Somita gives back to the community through her role as a board member of the non-profit, Justice At Last.

We are all living in a COVID-19 world these days. Our daily lives have been altered in ways both large and small. Through it all, Solo and Small Firm attorneys keep going— acquiring new clients, servicing existing clients, and navigating "Shelter-In-Place" and other local health orders. One of the biggest challenges during this period of remote working is maintaining communication with staff, team members, and office mates. There are a few options available to attorneys looking to engage with their team members and colleagues and we provide you a guideline below to help you choose the platform most suited for your needs.


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