Spotlight on: Bowles Rice

With more content going out than ever before, we think it’s important to recognize those firms that are going above and beyond. ContactEase firms are doing a great job of getting focused content out and in front of their important clients and contacts in record time.

In this post, we introduce you to Bowles Rice, a full-service law firm with seven offices and over 100 attorneys serving clients in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia and throughout the United States.

Attorneys in the COVID-19 Legal Response Team at Bowles Rice monitor federal, state and local developments and advise businesses on fast-breaking issues. With regular e-alerts and a dedicated resources page, the firm is providing clients with the resources and analysis needed during this time.

From the Home Office: Amber Elliott, Director of Client Services at ContactEase

Pictured: Amber Elliott, Director of Client Services at ContactEase

ContactEase has been a fully remote company for nearly twenty years. We know that you’re being inundated with tips on working from home (and we agree with a lot of them), but we also know that working from home can be a challenge under the best of circumstances. As many ContactEase firms are temporarily transitioning to a work from home environment, we wanted to share our own experiences with you. In this post, we’re talking to Amber Elliott, Director of Client Services at ContactEase!

Q: How long have you been working from home?
I’ve been working from home for almost nine years. I’ve been home schooling a 4th grader for the past two weeks and it’s a whole new ball game now.

Q: What is your favorite thing about working from home?
It’s a toss-up between the dress code and the commute.

Q: What is your least favorite thing about working from home?
My least favorite part of working from home has always been the absence of face-to-face interaction with other adults. As it turns out, that has served as great training for what we are all being asked to do now!

Q: Do you have a funny story or anecdote about working from home?
Oh, I have lots of them…some that probably shouldn’t be shared with a wide audience, but one I’ll never forget is a couple years ago when I had a new puppy (I thought was asleep) and a sick kiddo at home. We were all in my office when all of a sudden I saw sparks fly and heard a loud pop. Turns out that puppy wasn’t actually asleep under my desk and nearly set my office on fire! Definitely filed that one under the “things you never thought you’d have to text your boss.” Thank goodness nobody was hurt and it makes for a good story now.

Pictured: Welker Elliott fast asleep

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