PLG Supports 2020 #GivingTuesdayNow

PLG Supports 2020 #GivingTuesdayNow

PLG Supports 2020 #GivingTuesdayNow

Lizz Patrick serves as a Board Member for these two worthwhile organizations: LifeLine Animal Project (the leading non-profit organization working to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta shelters) & Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers (who are fundraising to help undeserved families that have been devastated by the COVID19 pandemic). In support of #GivingTuesdayNow Patrick Law Group, LLC has made charitable donations to both organizations and via social media has implored others to do so as well. If you are interested please visit https://lnkd.in/eaHRJfA & https://bit.ly/2W7tKiK

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Five things to know about cybersecurity when working from home

Five things to know about cybersecurity when working from home

Five things to know about cybersecurity when working from home

For almost 14 years, the Patrick Law Group team has been working remotely as our normal way of business. An important thing to consider about working from home is safeguarding your sensitive materials by exercising sound cybersecurity practices. As seasoned work-from-home attorneys with a particular focus on technology and data privacy, we wanted to share five things we like to emphasize about working from home from a technological perspective.

Perfect your technology set-up

Take advantage of the digital tools your company makes available to communicate and maintain productivity. Does it have subscriptions to antivirus software, encrypted messaging services, or VPNs? If so, you should be taking full advantage of using these tools when working from home.

Beware of using personal devices.

Avoid using personal computers and devices for work unless your company has authorized BYOD. Your personal computers may have older operating systems that are vulnerable to malicious attacks.

Ensure your home Wi-Fi is secure.

Make sure your Wi-Fi and router have strong passwords (use a password manager to generate a strong password) and enable Wi-Fi network encryption. Install router updates regularly if your Wi-Fi provider does not automatically update firmware. If your modem and router are more than five years old, it’s a good idea to upgrade them.

Use a VPN if necessary.

If you do need to connect to public Wi-Fi, use a virtual private network (VPN) to ensure a secure connection. VPNs mask your device’s location from your internet service provider, which means that intruders on the same network (such as lurkers in a coffee shop) cannot gain access to your device.

Set ground rules for other people in your space.

As much as practical, don’t allow other people in your house to use your workspace. This especially applies to kids, who can easily accidentally tamper with your setup. It will also be helpful for everyone to establish “office hours,” so that other people in your house respect that you’re “at work” even if you are physically in your house.

However: “Furkids” are exempt from this rule—we all know rules don’t apply to our four-legged family members.

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Message from Patrick Law Group on COVID-19 Pandemic

Message from Patrick Law Group on COVID-19 Pandemic

Message from Patrick Law Group on COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Valued Clients, Business Colleagues and Friends:

We are writing to you today to briefly update you on measures being taken by Patrick Law Group in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) environment. The safety and well-being of our employees, clients and communities is our highest priority while continuing to provide the highest level of service to clients.

As a reminder, Patrick Law Group operates on a virtual basis. For almost 14 years, the PLG team has been working remotely and serving our clients using technology and other remote and virtual platforms as our normal way of business. Because of this experience, we are well positioned to serve our clients while doing our part to follow the CDC and World Health Organization’s guidelines for social distancing and reducing the spread of the virus—especially to our most vulnerable members of our communities. As part of our virtual platform, we have a secure and robust IT infrastructure and business continuity practices, and it is largely “business as usual” for us as a result.

We know that many will be transitioning to remote working and there will be other challenges ahead, and this can lead to shortages or gaps in the ability to handle your contractual transactions. We understand that services will be impacted and we are well versed in the laws and practices in this area, including the law and contract interpterion of force majeure clauses, impossibility of performance and other legal and business consequences of the virus. We are here and ready to assist when you need us. And since we have been virtual for close to 14 years, we are happy to share with you best practices on effectively and successfully working in a remote environment.

As one of our core values, Patrick Law Group puts people and service to others first and being there for others in a time of need. We are in this together, and if there is anything that we can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. As always, thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our thoughts are with you, your families and our communities during this challenging and unprecedented time.

Kind Regards,
The Patrick Law Group Team

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Lizz Patrick named to LifeLine Animal Project Board of Directors

Lizz Patrick named to LifeLine Animal Project Board of Directors

Lizz Patrick named to LifeLine Animal Project Board of Directors

Patrick Law Group Chief Client Officer Lizz Patrick was recently named to the Board of Directors of LifeLine Animal Project, Georgia’s largest animal welfare organization. Read more…

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Lizz Patrick named to Sheltering Arms Board of Directors

Lizz Patrick named to Sheltering Arms Board of Directors

Lizz Patrick named to Sheltering Arms Board of Directors

Patrick Law Group Chief Client Officer Lizz Patrick was recently named to the Board of Directors of Sheltering Arms, one of Georgia’s largest nonprofit early childhood education providers. Read more…

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Erin Shea joins Patrick Law Group as Senior Counsel

Erin Shea joins Patrick Law Group as Senior Counsel

Erin Shea joins Patrick Law Group as Senior Counsel

Erin Shea joins Patrick Law Group as Senior Counsel. Erin possesses over 20 years of experience providing legal support to clients, focusing on technology. Prior to Patrick Law Group, Erin served as Assistant General Counsel at Earthlink and Senior Counsel of Information Technology at Westrock. Please join us in welcoming Erin Shea as part of the PLG Team… Read more…

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  • Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act July 7, 2020
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