Work Out: Does Your Law Firm Have a Remote Work Policy?

Most law firms are distributed businesses, at this point, to some degree.  The way that people work has been changed forever.  That, in part, means that working from home will become more accepted in the law firm environment, and a larger part of every lawyer’s workday.

What the pandemic has exposed is that there are significant advantages to working from home, many of which are centered around cost savings, including: the reduction of a physical office footprint, the move to cloud services and a reduction in commuting costs and times for employees and staff.

One of the reasons that law firms have not more fully engaged remote work/distributed workforces is because there are no rails around that process.  So, it makes sense, now more than ever, for law firms to develop formalized work from home policies, as part of their larger policies and procedures manuals.  (Of course, if your law firm doesn’t already have a policies & procedures manual, now would be a good time to add one of those, as well.)  And, law firms should not be thinking of a work from home policy as a band aid for the current times; distributed workforces are likely the future of work, such that law firms should be looking to build and manage remote work teams for the long haul.

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If you need help creating a work from home program that works, we can help.

The Wyoming State Bar offers free law practice management consulting services through Red Cave Law Firm Consulting.

To request a consult, visit the Wyoming State Bar’s law practice management page, and start running your law firm like a business.

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