By Legal Futures’ Associate The Access Group
We are aware that the current pandemic has created an unknown environment for all those operating in the legal sector. Unfortunately, many law firms have had to close their doors or now find themselves dealing with the challenges of remote working and the managing the impacts of this on your business and workforce.
To help support firms at this challenging time, we’re created a useful resource hub, providing information and guidance on issues such as operational resilience, business continuity planning, maintaining compliance from home and managing risks of remote-working employees. We also have on-demand webinars on some of these key themes that you can watch in your own time.
This support hub provides a one-stop location to find up-to-date and relevant advice and guidance, along with products and services that can help firms adapt to new ways of operating, such as working remotely.
So, what can you find within the Hub?
Business Continuity Planning Support
Firms will be encountering many challenges during the current period, not least of which being their operational resilience and business continuity planning. There are many lessons that can be learnt from this time, including how firms can improve their business continuity planning; our blog on “Learning lessons from Covid-19”, provides insights into some of the issues encountered and how firms can cope with them in the future.
At times like these law firm managers need access to much advice and guidance from regulatory and compliance specialists, even if this is just to clarify their own thinking in relation to a particular matter, this is where our library of on-demand webinars on various topics related to Covid-19 can help.
We have already covered a number of key topics, like maintaining legal compliance whilst working at home and engaging your people in your compliance programme. In addition to the topics covered we also run polls in various areas, which provide attendees with insights into how their peers are dealing with these issues.
You can also subscribe to our free live monthly compliance update webinars, which give insights into many areas affecting law firms and their staff, including regulatory matters, operational issues, and market news.
We also provide guidance and advice for firms with a number of blogs written by our thought-leadership experts in Digital Learning and Compliance for firms. We cover issues such as increases in data subject access requests, important considerations when putting staff on furlough and CQS compliance from home.
Firms need those they rely on for help and assistance to be nimble on their feet at times like this.
We have developed a number of new products to help firms adapt to the new working environment, including a new system called Access Workspace HomeWork, which enables firms and their staff to communicate and stay in touch more effectively.
Please find all of this information and more on our Covid-19 Support Hub for Law Firms.
As a result of our 2019 acquisitions of Riliance and Socrates Training, Access now offers a range of services for the legal sector including a compliance helpline and advisory services, an eLearning for law firms training library, a Learning Management System (LMS), a policies and precedents library and a risk and compliance system.
If you’d like to discuss your eLearning and compliance considerations with us at this time, please email ComplianceSolutions@theaccessgroup.com