Nothing like a pending crisis to get law firms to focus on critical issues. No doubt a pandemic has the potential to interrupt many a law office – everything from sending a few staff home sick to entirely shutting the office down for a few days or weeks. Here are some resources to help you and your firm prepare for the eventuality of a pandemic:
- Pandemic Preparations for the Workplace is a great article just published by The Colorado Bar Association in its Colorado Lawyer Magazine
- The ABA Division of Bar Services has a posted a good list of pandemic preparedness resources
- LAWPRO’s Managing a Practice Interruption Booklet is a good general reference on preparing for any unexpected practice interruption
When it comes to disaster preparedness an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Hopefully we won’t face many serious impacts from the pandemic, but it is better to be safe than sorry, and any preparations for it will help you reduce the impact of other unexpected practice interruptions that may come your way in the future.