April 24, 2020 6 minutes to read · 1300 words

Five Tips for Communicating Effectively While Working Remotely

By Stacey L. Romberg

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Due to the urgent need to slow the spread of COVID-19, many law firms have temporarily switched to working remotely. My law firm has been virtual since its inception in 1999. Even for law firms that are well versed in operating virtually, this method of work can prove challenging at times. Recently I spoke to another attorney about the differences between his office operations in downtown Seattle and my firm’s virtual setup. Upon considering my situation, my colleague commented, “Yes, but that’s so hard to manage. It’s so much easier if everyone shares the same space.” I had to acknowledge that my colleague was completely right.

Even for law firms that are well versed in operating virtually, this method of work can prove challenging at times.

Even for law firms that are well versed in operating virtually, this method of work can prove challenging at times.

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