As COVID-19 continues to force law firms to work from home, we wanted to share our top remote working tips that can help keep your legal staff healthy, happy, and productive during this transitional period.

1) Communication is key

Use video conferencing software to ensure that you are in constant communication with your coworkers. There are numerous paid & free tools available to ensure you are on the same page when it comes to key decision making, collaboration, and project management. While emailing is always an option, face time and real time communication is key during a prolonged period of working at home. Our top recommendations:

Zoom

Google Hangouts

Skype

 

2) Be flexible, but establish a routine

Working from home presents different challenges and distractions for everyone. It’s important to understand these concepts and give your staff some flexibility when it comes to their schedule. As long as expectations are clearly laid out, your staff will maintain productivity while also experiencing a smooth transition to remote work.

While flexibility is important, it’s also crucial to set up a routine when working from home. Maintain the same morning routine as you would if you were preparing to come into the office, with some slight adjustments if need be. Having such a routine not only vastly helps with your mental health, but it also puts you in the right mindset to tackle all of your tasks for the day.

3) Ensure your practice management software is on the Cloud

Hosting your legal applications on the Cloud is the best option for remote work setups. Rather than having to use complicated software such as TeamViewer to remotely connect to your work computer from home, having your firm on the Cloud allows your staff to work from anywhere, at any time, on any device with an Internet connection.

Want to learn more about utilizing the cloud to work from home? We’re currently offering 2 months free if you sign up by June 1st. Learn more here or call us at 732.276.1505.

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