HBA at Home
April 27, 2020
Benny Agosto, Jr., HBA President
April 28, 2020
Jacquelyn McAnelly, Cersonsky, Rosen & Garcia
April 29, 2020
Quentin Smith, Vinson & Elkins
April 30, 2020
Alicia Castro, Locke Lord
May 1, 2020
Zeinab Zahid, Matias T. Adrogue, PLLC
May 4, 2020
Ashley Brown, Schlumberger
May 5, 2020
Ryan Cantu, Johnson DeLuca Kurisky & Gould
May 6, 2020
Derick Mendoza, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson
May 7, 2020
David Miller, Amaro Law Firm
May 8, 2020
Andrew Yeh, Norton Rose Fulbright
Working from Home: A Message from HBA President Benny Agosto, Jr.
For many of us, the coronavirus has interrupted our daily activities and is affecting our ability to work. The HBA remains committed to helping you in your law practice to better represent your clients. Many of us are working from home in order to stay safe and healthy. We encourage you to do the same.
Faced with having to stay home as a precaution to limit exposure to the coronavirus, many people are adjusting to working from home for the first time. A recent article in the Houston Chronicle on coping with the coronavirus explained some ways to best achieve working from home. I wanted to share those with you.
Prepare. If you have never worked from home, start by getting organized and making sure you have office supplies, as well as the appropriate apps on your computer. (Zoom and GoToMeeting as examples).
Dedicate space. It is best that you do not work from your couch or your bed. Set up a space in your home just for working. Make sure you have a comfortable and reliable chair but make sure to stand up often. This will be good both for your body and your mind. Sitting all day will cause additional health problems.
Beef up your Wi-Fi. Make sure that you have reliable Wi-Fi connections. When working with video presentations or downloading large files, an inadequate Wi-Fi connection will cause much frustration. Consider upgrading to a faster Internet tier that may give you better upload speeds.
Check in often. When you work from home, you will have to be disciplined, as you will likely have many distractions. In order to have maximum productivity, it is advised that you check in often with your supervisors and co-workers. This will keep everybody on the same page and avoid miscommunications.
The HBA is here for you. We pray that everyone stays healthy and safe.
Benny Agosto, Jr.