By Eric L. Toscano, Rachel D. Hamilton and Nicole Lionetti of Tenant Law Group, PC
Eric L. Toscano is the Founder & CEO of Tenant Law Group, PC. The firm, headquartered in San Francisco, California, with virtual offices in Oakland and Los Angeles, specializes in helping California tenants who have been harassed or forced to endure uninhabitable living conditions recover money for their losses. Their accomplishments include being named the 22nd fastest-growing law firm in 2019 and the 12th fastest US law firm in 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused many businesses to allow their staff to work remotely. Eric and his team were ahead of the curve. The January 2021 edition of Plaintiff Magazine featured Eric’s article “The Virtues of Going Virtual.” But it doesn’t end there. Eric and his co-authors, Rachel D. Hamilton and Nicole Lionetti, were featured in the August 2021 edition of Plaintiff Magazine for their article, “Building Your Firm’s Culture in a Remote Environment.”
The article provides great insights on many points:
- How to create the “same culture in a remote environment as it would be in a traditional brick-and-mortar office environment.” Yes, it can be a challenge to connect in a “Zoom” world successfully. Still, it can be done with “detailed planning, implementation of at least three foundational systems, and a commitment to schedule recurring social events to allow the team to get to know each other without always interacting face to face.”
- Are there ethical or legal barriers to working remotely? Eric’s article encourages you to look into any possible prohibitions related to the unauthorized practice of law. For example, may a California attorney practice law for a California firm on behalf of California clients while working remotely in Nevada?
- Protecting client confidences. The article includes great tips on security measures while using virtual desktops and setting up user locations in remote settings.
For other great points, click here to read the full article.
Tenant Law Group, PC represents tenants in disputes with landlords arising out of illegal evictions from rent-controlled apartments, harassment, defective conditions and repair issues, rodent and other pest infestations, floods, and fires.