At the Costanzo Law Firm, we have been “Tech Forward” since the founding of the firm in 2010. From the beginning, we embraced the latest in cloud technologies. When the lock down began, it was a relatively simple process for us to work from home and stay productive. Laptops taken, a monitor or two borrowed and away we go.
Our files, firm management software, and even our phone systems are on secured cloud-based platforms. Our systems are protected by the same technology that secures the systems used by the Department of Defense, the CIA and major banks. Our systems and tools, are HIPAA and CCPA compliant. This includes 256 bit encryption, multifactor authentication and biometric security. We require more than just a simple password to access our systems.
Even though we have state of the art technology, as a law firm, it is important to be able to quickly communicate with other team members. Working remotely, you lose the ability to quickly ask questions, or the random hallway conversation that can help move an issue forward. We have embraced the techniques below, that many of the tech firms have embraced, to mitigate the effect of isolation.
While these techniques do not fully compensate for the lack of face to face interaction, we are encouraged by how effective they have been.
Our daily “standup” meeting first thing in the morning has really helped keep an open dialogue of items that are pressing for the day. In addition to identifying the most important issues we need to tackle that day; it has really helped to keep the team stay connected. We had a suggestion from one of the team members for a virtual happy hour.
We have found that team chats, in addition to being able to create a quick voice or video call has really helped keep vital communications going strong.
As all our documents and other tools have already been in the cloud, our actual workflows haven’t really changed. It is just business as usual from that perspective.
Dear Costanzo Law Firm, APC: Recently my significant other suffered an extreme form of abuse by her employer which ended in her being unfairly… [ Read More ]
I have to say that my experience with The Costanzo Law firm has been stellar. From the very beginning the attorneys there were attentive… [ Read More ]
I would highly recommend Lori Costanzo. Lori took on our discrimination/wage/wrongful termination case after our other attorney passed away. She and her team dove… [ Read More ]
Lori is the consummate professional. She is dedicated to her craft and to producing the best outcome possible for her clients. I would not… [ Read More ]
Lori is a fantastic attorney and results orientated. She is tenatious and understands the law. Lori always returns her phone calls and keeps on… [ Read More ]
I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Costanzo gives clear precise advice to AVVO readers, the exact steps and procedures that they must utilize to address… [ Read More ]
I endorse this lawyer. Lori is a fabulous attorney. She is smart, dedicated, efficient and hard working. Lori knows when it's best to mediate… [ Read More ]
Ms. Costanzo is a zealous advocate, and her skill and experience serve her clients well. She is a professional in every sense of the… [ Read More ]
I am a civil litigation attorney who has worked with Lori Costanzo on several occasions. Lori is not only a highly competent lawyer, but… [ Read More ]