Tips for Associates to Get Work and Stay Busy during COVID-19

David J. Scriven-Young
Call in early to conference calls—this is an excellent opportunity to make small talk before the business portion of the call begins.

Call in early to conference calls—this is an excellent opportunity to make small talk before the business portion of the call begins.

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The past couple of months have confirmed that there are many things out of our control. COVID-19 and government quarantine orders resulted in the closure of our offices, dramatically altering the way we practice law. For many law firms, business has slowed because their clients instituted cost-cutting measures or, even worse, have closed their doors for good. Associates in law firms are justifiably concerned: according to a recent survey, 52 percent of associates said that they were most concerned about job security, while 23 percent said they were most worried about pay cuts or furloughs. While it may be easy to focus on all of the things you cannot control, there are many things you can control even in this environment. 

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