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The Flexible Law Firm: Is your practice ready to embrace a work from home program?

Thursday, May 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: ALA Legal Marketplace
By: Gail Ruopp, Business and Management Consultant, Gail Ruopp LLC

Working remotely is becoming more commonplace in the legal industry. It presents many benefits and challenges. People have to be educated and adhere to new policies in order for remote work to be successful. In this presentation, we will discuss labor laws, insurance coverages, client and employee interaction and employer/employee responsibilities.

Learning objectives:

  • Develop a work from home policy which is compliant with applicable labor laws, addresses cyber security and clearly states employer and employee responsibilities.
  • Promote working remotely to upper management by clearly outlining the benefits such as cost savings on rent, employees will be more productive, experience less employee turnover.
  • Understand the challenges such as remotely participating in meetings, meeting with clients and interacting with one another. There are technologies available which are affordable which will alleviate some of these issues.


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Gail Ruopp
Gail Ruopp

Business and Management Consultant, Gail Ruopp LLC

Gail has over 25 years' experience in the management and direction of privately held professional entities which includes finance, accounting, personnel, operations, systems, real estate negotiations and various levels of marketing. Most recently, she served as the executive director for an intellectual property firm in Philadelphia where she helped to plan and implement a remote work program.

Gail graduated first in her class at Rider University with a B.S. in Management Organization and Behavior. She also graduated cum laude from Rider University earning an M.B.A. with an emphasis in accounting and finance. Gail has been an active member of the ALA since 1992 and served as President of the Philadelphia Chapter (2015 - 2016).


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