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Tell us how your firm operations have evolved over the past year .
“ We have had to become more technology savvy to make remote hearings and meetings the norm . I have tried a case , argued several court hearings and conducted depositions remotely , which in some ways has proven to be more personal than in-person events .” — Steven M . Richard , Partner at Nixon Peabody , nixonpeabody . com
“ COVID-19 has created numerous legal challenges for immigration attorneys , including responding to work from home and remote-work situations , dealing with delays in visa processing at American Consulates , and bars to visa issuance and admission to the U . S . We have worked remotely during the pandemic , but assets such as Zoom , email and electronic file / document transfers have made the transition virtually seamless .” — Thomas Brown , Partner at Rodio & Brown , rodiobrown . com
“ At every level of the firm , our people uniformly pitched in and responded unselfishly to the new challenges we faced — learning new technologies , working in a new paperless environment , balancing childcare with work demands , partnering with clients in new ways and , of course , learning the fine art of videoconferencing . I could not be prouder . How the pandemic may change the firm going forward is an interesting question we are still working out . The realities of communicating virtually with our clients , the courts and other attorneys for a year will change how we communicate in the future . The judges in Rhode Island have made clear that they like certain aspects of virtual meetings and hearings and intend to continue to use that technology going forward . Also , there is greater demand for , and acceptance of , remote working . We are strategizing effective ways to accommodate remotework environments while maintaining our cherished culture , providing outstanding service and value for our clients and offering continued training and mentoring for our younger lawyers .” — Howard Merten , Managing Partner at PSH , psh . com
“ Working remotely has actually worked rather well . Clients feel safe . Court hearings have also been held remotely by the Workers ’ Compensation Court and by the SSA . The Court hearings have been phenomenal and very productive .” — Charles Garganese , Law Offices of Charles Garganese , Jr ., garganeselaw . com
CRIMINAL DEFENSE TRAFFIC TICKETS FAMILY LAW
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Allison C . Abilheira , Esq . Abilheira Law , LLC 401-245-5100 www . abilheiralaw . com
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Veronica Assalone , Esq . Assalone & Associates , LLC 401-400-4400 veronica @ assalonelaw . com
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PERSONAL INJURY DIVORCE / FAMILY LAW AUTO ACCIDENTS
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EDUCATION & MUNICIPAL LAW LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW LITIGATION
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1370 Warwick Avenue Warwick , RI | 02888
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