With state and regional moves to reopen economies, health and safety measures are at the top of law firm’s priorities, however there is no set guidebook for how to re-open physical offices.
“This is all trial and error—taking risks, making definitive decisions, and being agile enough to change them if it’s not working, all while being transparent and communicate what’s working and what isn’t,” said Gina Rubel, CEO of Furia Rubel Communications to reporter Samantha Stokes.
Rubel has been fielding nonstop questions from law firm and other business leaders about how to keep everyone safe while slowly moving back to some semblance of normal. In fact, there are countless questions, many of which have speculative answers.
Rubel said, “The challenge is that we’re talking about a global industry that is running on state-by-state and country-by-country mandates. It’s like a child with no manual—except unlike in real life, where other people can help you when you get home from the hospital, no one guides you here because they don’t know what they’re doing, either.”
Read more about how big law is working to set foundations of protocols while taking into account the different realities at different locations, and how it may vary greatly from office to office—and person to person: With Return to Offices Still Uncertain, Big Law Shifts From When to How.