Atlanta Firms Go Remote: Updates During the Coronavirus Crisis
Legal Aid closed all physical offices to the public on March 16 and instituted a mandatory remote work policy for all employees. The legal nonprofit is handling new client intake remotely, and phone lines from its five metro Atlanta county offices are being routed to receptionists at home, executive director Steve Gottlieb said in an email.
“Luckily, our wonderful IT director and case management system administrator snapped into action and are making it possible for our staff at all levels to create a virtual office at home,” he said. “It is important that we remain accessible to our clients during this pandemic which will undoubtedly affect our clients in intense ways.”
Legal Aid currently plans to reopen its offices to the public on Monday, March 30, but will continue to assess as the situation unfolds.