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March 30, 2020 Asked and Answered

How to practice law remotely and efficiently during the COVID-19 crisis

By Stephanie Francis Ward

As people across the country are coping with countless changes in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered podcast is taking a break from its regularly scheduled programing to share information with lawyers about how they can adjust to the world’s current situation—such as having to work from home, whether they want to or not.

Shauna Barnes, who has a regulation practice, is a partner at a law firm where everyone works remotely. She works at Kaleo Legal, which has offices in Virginia Beach and Richmond, Virginia.

She tells ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward that tasks such as connecting a second monitor to your computer so you don’t have to switch back and forth between documents—or print everything out—can be quite helpful when working from home.

Barnes and a colleague also like to share memes and GIFs, in addition to discussing work matters, as a way to stay connected. And she has a daily schedule for herself, which she tries to stick to, as a way to keep boundaries between home and work.

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Shauna Barnes
Shauna Barnes is a partner at Kaleo Legal, a law firm that has offices in Virginia Beach and Richmond, Virginia. She has a decade of experience giving legal advice. Most recently, she was general counsel for the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Barnes also has experience counseling executive and management teams on legal, compliance and regulatory risks surrounding day-to-day operations. She has also worked with lobbyists and trade associations on a continuous basis since 2012 and was the founding member of the Craft Beverage Lawyers Guild.

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