New York Big Law

Has your firm told you to work from home due to COVID-19? Like for Yes, comment for No

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No. And we have gotten a number of very overlawyered internal communications about it, all with the same takeaway message: come to the office unless you’re sick.

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No changes until someone gets seriously ill, at which time they would have infected 10 other people, great containment plan!

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Especially when 90% of law firm work can be easily Done from home and most associates I know have some sort of home set up (and hell our firm even gives us a stipend for one).

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Damn, wish my firm gave one.

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We’ll be going down with the ship, consumed by the coronazombies. Anecdotally, my boss is also a Trump supporter and he was totally unconcerned by the pandemic until I told him that the best projections were that 1/3-1/2 of the country would contract covid-19. He seemed less confident after learning this information.

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Update: we received our new coronavirus policy. No work from home unless the office is closed due to a covid-19 case in the office. This will get interesting. NY office of a national midsize firm.

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A partner came into my office pretending to cough AS A JOKE and then proceeded to say people are overreacting and this will all blow over in 2 months. Such confidence from someone in the at-risk population.

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People are crazy. An older woman sneezed out in the open while standing at a bus stop. Did not cover her mouth or anything and then said to everyone she “sneezed” on “I’m not dying alone”. This is life #2020.

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Yes, all US offices (as well as China and Italy offices) are closed and on a remote working basis

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