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It was only months ago that most professional firms took the position that it was generous to offer remote working. Many looked at it as a luxury or an employee perk. Today, it is a necessity. COVID-19 has forced firms to work remotely if they want to stay alive. As part of this virtual landscape, communication is more important than ever. Read more
Subscription legal plans represent one of the greatest opportunities for growth for law firms. For those that aren’t yet familiar with legal plans, let me first start with a little history. Read more
As law firm business development consultants and trainers, we know that a potential client referred to an attorney by even the most highly regarded referral source will inevitably do an internet search. Read more
This is a very difficult time for all; however, it is important to stay positive and move forward while adjusting to a new way of working and marketing. Legal needs continue during these times, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t position yourself to be the lawyer who gets contacted and hired when a need arises. Read more
If you’re like me, you’re probably tired of getting email blasts about how to best work remotely. There is much more to this COVID-19 situation, from your law practice perspective, than remote work. Read more
The coronavirus outbreak has affected law firms around the country to varying degrees. In cities where the virus is more prevalent, firms have closed offices, asked employees to work from home, and some courts have curtailed caseloads and services. Read more
The Complete Guide to COVID-19/Coronavirus California Tenant Protections has been compiled by the law firm of Astanehe Law in San Francisco. The guide offers landlord and tenant information by city and county of the laws and rules put into place by the state of California and many local cities and counties giving tenants emergency protections, including moratoriums on evictions, emergency temporary rent suspension, and unlawful detainer (eviction) lawsuit suspensions during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
The California Department of Real Estate’s Frequently Asked Questions contain relevant information for licensees who are seeking to manage their licenses and other obligations while the coronavirus challenges exist. The Department of Real Estate has announced that it has canceled all salesperson and broker license exams in all exam centers through May 16, 2020. Read more
The coronavirus pandemic has forced a lot of lawyers to utilize video conferencing to “meet” with co-workers and clients. One of the most popular video conferencing platforms is Zoom. There are others, but we see Zoom as the choice of many lawyers, especially those in solo and small firms. While we can’t cover all the options and settings for Zoom (there are a ton of them), we’ll try to give our advice on the best way to use and secure Zoom for your firm. Read more
As if businesses did not have enough to worry about during this COVID-19 pandemic, it’s times like these when cybersecurity risk is at its peak. Distracted employees may be psychologically vulnerable to attack, and shifting quickly and unexpectedly to a remote workforce can create technology and control risks. It’s a perfect storm for cyber risk. Read more

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