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COVID 19 has profoundly transformed the ways lawyers work. Almost every lawyer is now practicing remotely whether they are prepared to or not. In response to these challenging times MLM is launching a comprehensive ‘Change in Plan’ campaign through May to assist lawyers. In the coming days and weeks, we will be launching new programing and providing new resources to help lawyers manage their practice safely and ethically, while adhering to social distancing protocols.

A  ‘Change in Plan’ webpage has been created to house all information and resources. An Email Blast will go out weekly with updates and new content will be posted regularly on LinkedIn.

EDUCATIONAL SERIES

MLM ‘Change in Plan’ Educational Series includes TWO Live Webcasts and TWO Webcasts Replays a month.  After recording, programs are available On-Demand and accessible any time. Visit MLM’s ‘Change in Plan’ webpage for this week’s featured programs:

Home Office Next Steps: Computer Security and Protecting Client Data
     •     Webcast Replay: Tuesday April 14, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM CDT
     •     LIVE Webcast: Tuesday April 7, 2020 from 9:00-10:30 AM CDT
Change in Plan: Practicing Law Remotely During Times of Stress (FREE)
     •     Webcast Replay: Tuesday April 7, 2020 – 2:00 PM CDT
     •     OnDemand
Cloud Technology: Apps & Advice for Practicing Law Efficiently & Ethically
     •     OnDemand

TOOLS, TIPS, AND ADVICE

Visit MLM’s ‘Change in Plan’ webpage for this week’s featured content:

Social Media – Pitfalls Amplified During Pandemic
The same pitfalls lawyers face with social media outside of a pandemic are only amplified during this time period.

Attorneys Becoming Ill – Prepare a Succession Plan Now
As much as you may not want to think about it, you could become so incapacitated that you are not able to handle your cases effectively. 

Client Relations – More Important Now Than Ever
Clients often complain that attorneys fail to return phone calls or emails in a timely manner. Now that clients are stressed, timely communication is more important than ever. 

Lawyer Well-Being & Social Distancing
Stay calm and focus on maintaining your physical and emotional well-being.

Working Remotely? Zoom Cheat Sheet Can Help
A simple cheat sheet can help you make the most of this technology.