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Using Tech to Teach – Smartly

New York Times

15 May 2020

Janet Stone Herman, leader of Morrison & Foerster’s Attorney Development department, spoke to The New York Times about how the firm is helping to ensure all of its employees are supported while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Led by Janet, MoFo recently launched a webinar workshop series that helps employees manage work, parenting and self-care during the crisis. As The New York Times reports, the series of online seminars with a family therapist serves as a resource for the firm’s 3,000 employees who need help adjusting to the remote workspace, with webinars tackling such issues as finding a balance between working and teaching a child, managing a child’s disappointments about missing milestones like graduations and proms, and providing support for those who are home alone and feeling isolated.

“Under the best of circumstances when you’re a parent and have a full-time job, it’s hard,” Janet said. “You take away that support network and throw everyone in the house together, and you have to be the principal, tutor, and babysitter…”

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