Plan, prepare, and respond
Due to abrupt social distancing, quarantine, or “shelter-in-place” measures adopted to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, many employees have had to quickly transition to working remotely. For lawyers, however, working offsite can create unique challenges. Under the Rules of Professional Conduct, attorneys have special duties related to maintaining a confidential work environment.
Ethical & Logistical Considerations During COVID-19 Response will help attorneys and law office administrators understand what they should be aware of as law firm employees work remotely for the unforeseeable future.
State Bar of Wisconsin Ethics Counsel Aviva Meridian Kaiser and Law Practice Assistance Manager Christopher C. Shattuck will help you brush up on your ethical duties and offer practical guidance for effectively managing your firm from afar.
- Tips for remotely supervising staff and attorneys
- Rules related to technological competence
- Safeguards you can implement to mitigate risks while working remotely
- Succession planning considerations
Staying ethically compliant while working remotely is not impossible for a law firm. Learn how to balance keeping your employees safe during the pandemic while also keeping your office running – and in compliance – with help from Ethical & Logistical Considerations During COVID-19 Response..