10 TIPS FOR LAWYERS WORKING FROM HOME: IN THIS EXPERIENCE YOU ARE NEVER ALONE

A lot of people  had to get used to working from home very quickly.   During the “early days” a lot of help was gathered from Twitter. Here are 10 points selected  from a series of posts on this blog : Working from Home with Kids; Working from Home: Useful Advice: Ergononmics, Peripherals and much More ; Low Tech Ideas for Working from Home;  Working from Home – with  a Little Help from My Friends; Working Remotely: Useful Guidance

 

 

Neil Webb 
“You are not working from home; you are at your home during a crisis trying to work.” I’ve heard this twice today. I think it’s an important distinction worth emphasising.
Ali Masterson 
Don’t give yourself a hard time. No one expects you to be a qualified teacher in 7 different subjects and do your job at the same time. Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you have to be OK with what is happening. You are allowed to struggle too.
Nicholas Jackson
USB hub can be used to make it easier to connect multiple USB devices to a single PC/laptop (for instance if your PC USB ports are inaccessible or your laptop does not have enough USB ports) as the hub can sit on your desk. USB 3.0 generally allows for greater amounts of information to be transmitted, where both devices are compatible.

Mena Ruparel

Working from home Routine, get one quick. Never turn the TV on before 6pm. Always eat lunch. Have a walk if permitted, fresh air clears the head. Spotify is excellent when you have boring work. Get a good phone with a headset and a mute feature.

Use mute during conference calls. Don’t forget to unmute when speaking! Anyone not used to typing and suddenly without access to support staff should invest in Dragon Professional. Super easy to use and will really help to get work done when the cat takes naps on your keyboard

Jo-Anne Burrow

 
If you’ve got to do something you really need to concentrate on get the little niggly things out of the way first, then you can give the bigger job your undivided attention

HelenSparkles

Boundaries; even if you have to work on your kitchen table; set it up & put it away for the hours you ‘normally’ work. Enjoy the flexibility of being able to do laundry or planting a bulb, but those things take minutes (unless you’re really procrastinating).
Dr C L Spillard 
I get dressed as if I’m going to work – it seems to help.
Also the boss has organised 9:00 am chat (on Teams) every day so we keep used to working normal hours. It’s almost like being with the guys.
I swiped a laptop-stand from work at the last minute – my papers lie underneath it & the lap-top goes on top. Saves room on my desk.
Andy Horton 
Stack books or whatever under laptops to put them at a comfortable working height.
Emma Bower 
I’d say keeping a normal routine of getting up,  washed, dressed and coffee/tea/brekkie. If you’re sharing your living room, have a little morning chat with your partner or housemates outlining any important calls so you’re prepared if you need to use the bedroom or kitchen
Also an ironing board can make a good standing desk/controlled height desk

Evolve the Law Take Your Legal Department Remote Tomorrow

Embrace flexibility and grace. This arrangement isn’t forever. You and your Legal Department will learn along the way. If you can remain committed to delivering excellent legal service, but stay flexible in the manner with which that’s done, chances are your team will rise to the occasion – and come back with new ideas and innovations you can put in place in non-crisis times