March 19, 2020
Dear NCBA Members:
The NCBA is aware of the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on not only our personal lives, but our professional lives as well. As news develops daily, some of the nation’s biggest law firms are directing their staff to work from home, while smaller firms are closing offices and allowing all employees to work from home, or mixing in-office with at-home work hours. In addition, many courts are shut down for non-emergency matters, and are arranging to offer the option of appearing via Skype, an online video chat platform, for emergency matters.
I am acutely aware that some areas of practice will be harder hit than others, especially as this situation drags on. I am mindful that many NCBA members would benefit from having answers to an assortment of law office management questions that arise daily as we navigate these uncharted waters.
In response, I am working with Liz Post, NCBA staff and members of the Executive Committee to provide you with relevant information as it comes in. I am hoping to have updated court information soon.
Meanwhile, NCBA Vice President Greg Lisi has uploaded a video explaining what law office managers and partners need to know about the three new laws affecting employment and human resources. The link to the video and supporting materials are below. I hope to provide you with additional practical information in the days ahead.