For small and medium sized businesses, legal disputes as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic are probably inevitable. To help professionals consider their options as well as their legal rights and obligations, we're hosting a webinar, together with FTI Consulting, The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, and other partners.
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed telecommuting and digitalization of offices into overdrive, with many companies now requiring employees to work remotely and most large cities ordering non-essential employees to stay at home. Where the option to video conference into a meeting was once the exception, it is now the rule. And where office workers could once rely on IT departments to monitor and support all of their technological needs, work from home employees must now be more proactive than ever in understanding and adapting to a new remote work culture. Working from home has added many new variables into companies’ cybersecurity platforms that IT professionals are struggling to keep up with and that cyber criminals are exploiting.
Our team is very excited to announce new partnerships with eight new law schools. We now have partnerships with 11 schools in total. These additions are a pivotal part of our growth and recruitment strategy, especially as we interview candidates for the fall 2020 class of junior legal professionals.
The school’s motto of “Truth and Service”, its rich institutional history, and the notoriety of its distinguished alumni led one of our founders, Bryan Parker, to attend Howard’s Homecoming in the fall of 2019. While there, Bryan talked with Howard students to get their perspective on the legal job market, diversity in the legal industry, and Legal Innovators' business model.
In December we held our first Day of Service which was organized by Legal Innovators Law Clerks Elaine Chamberlain and Sarah Dorsey. Our junior legal professionals and the company's leadership team provided lunch to some of the 6,521 men, women, and children in need in the city of Washington, D.C. in partnership with SOME – So Others Might Eat.
Elaine and Sarah chose SOME as our first community service partner, as the organization provides more than just food for those experiencing homelessness and poverty in D.C. SOME offers hot showers, clothing, medical services, addiction recovery services, mental health services, and intensive job training and placement, as well as free or affordable housing. The organization uses food as a gateway to help thousands of people transform their lives to become productive and outstanding members of our community. Sarah and Elaine found it particularly important for Legal Innovators to serve the community in December as the