HBA at Home

A video series featuring the HBA Ambassadors on working from home as lawyers in the Covid-19 pandemic. Tune in every weekday starting April 27 for these video messages!

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.
HBA President

A photo of Benny Agosto Jr. painting on a canvas