May 1, 2020
By Maggie Patel
In March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us found ourselves working remotely even though legal services are considered essential. It can be a struggle to work without access to many of the in-person tools we have at our offices. Luckily, many legal publishers and collaboration platforms are making their resources freely accessible and are extending their trial periods. Hopefully, social and work distancing will be over soon. In the meantime, use the following tools to manage your firm’s services, perform legal research, collaborate with your team, and even keep up your mental well-being.
Collaboration platforms allow you to work as a team remotely. They allow your team to share files, meet through video conferencing and share messages in one place. There are a few that are developed for the legal industry.
Several online tools have been made to help accomplish your administrative tasks such as document review and billing as well.
Remote/Online research tools have been available freely to the public since before COVID-19. Several more have brought tools out from behind their paywall, such as COVID-19 legislative and court trackers. Here are some good blogs and resources if you don’t know where to start. Links to the resources are provided in the sidebar.
While working remotely, it can be challenging to keep yourself productive throughout the day. There are several tools that can help you track your time and clients, as well as keep you accountable for getting things done.
There are several reasons why this challenging time can take a toll on our mental well-being. Take a mental break and care for yourself with these tools.