As the world hunkers down at home over the next few weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we offer a few reading suggestions to pass the time. One we wrote, two were written by others, but all geared toward legal teams.
First is a great post by Sterling Miller. Sterling has 25 years of in-house legal experience including stints as General Counsel for Marketo, Sabre Corporation and Travelocity. Sterling writes a great blog called Ten Things You Need to Know as In House Counsel. All of Sterling’s articles provide great, real world advice for corporate legal teams.
In his latest post, Ten Things: Dealing With a Pandemic, Sterling offers some very practical suggestions for legal teams dealing with crises. Not the least of which is providing leadership: “any type of crisis situation is an opportunity for the legal team to step up. If you want to know how the legal department can show its value to the business, leading during a crisis is pretty high on the list.”
While it is geared toward in-house legal teams, it is a good read for anyone in the legal industry.
In another article, Artificial Lawyer author Richard Tromans asks, Can the Legal Sector Work From Home and Still Function? While many lawyers now take advantage of remote work, as is the case with many things involving change, legal may lag behind other industries in the “work from home” department.
Richard asks, “Do [lawyers] need to be in an office? In fact, did we ever really need to be in an office? Or has that just been an age old, lazy assumption created in part by many people’s unconscious bias towards extroversion and a need for in-person group belonging?”
Finally, keeping with the remote work theme, we offer an article from our very own Percipient blog: Why Legal Teams Should Use Collaboration Tools. With all the tech out there and our general connectedness nowadays, working from home has never been easier. And one piece of technology, collaboration tools, are an effective means for a distributed workforce to effectively communicate and boost efficiency.
As we explain in the article, collaboration software is an excellent way to work together not only internally, but also with clients. And…lawyers might even be able to generate a couple bucks using it!
Stay safe out there and don’t forget to wash your hands (often!).
We here at Percipient are open for business, so if we can help in any way, let us know!