On April 1st, Law for All, with funding from the Legal Foundation of Washington, put on a free 90 minute webinar on how to work remotely and how to provide legal services remotely. The webinar included national and local experts on remote legal services:
- Anna Steele -Director of Consulting – Just-Tech
- Esperanza Borboa -Program Director – Eastside Legal Assistance Program
- Dorothy Leggett, DV/MLP Staff Attorney – Eastside Legal Assistance Program
- Sarterus Rowe – Law for All – Executive Director – Inclusivelaw.org.org – Formerly of Northwest Justice Project
The webinar covered both practical and technical tips. Anna Steele has great tips on staying focused:
- Set tasks, deadlines, and goals
- Thorough calendaring
- Create a positive & comfortable workspace
- Take breaks
- Make time for virtual “water cooler” conversation
The Full slides are available online:
The full video is available on Zoom at: https://zoom.us/rec/share/-vBMFO_azFJIRKfw2XvZepMELJ3LT6a80HRM86YNzxpBdXq8x4c1ff5oXU1LD7U3
The webinar was filled with resources for organizations working to redefine how they do legal work online. A Remote work guide by Probono,net – highlight how 10 org work with clients remotely. The Management Information Exchange has a Covid-19 Remote work polices and sample management documents page with 30+ articles and policies
The webinar was also filled with free & low cost tools:
- Project tracking tool for teams: kanbanflow.com free version
- Password management: LastPass free and low cost
- Digital signatures: Pandadocs free version, Hellosign low cost, Docusign low cost
- Scanning: Office Lens & Google Drive
- Video Conferencing: Zoom free & low cost
We also had practical tech tips like how to block your number when calling clients.
To block your number for a specific call:
- Enter *67.
- Enter the number you wish to call (including area code).
Tap Call. The words “Private,” “Anonymous,” will appear on the recipient's phone instead of your number.Visibility
For more information or help setting up remote legal services please feel free to contact [email protected] Before starting this non-profit firm he worked at Northwest Justice Project helping legal aid orgs implement new technology for 8 years, and with the Washington State Access to Justice Board's Technology Committee for 12 years including chairing the committee. Before law School Sart was a coder and web developer.