With everyone in Gig Harbor and Western Washington having busy schedules, and many having long commutes, getting to your lawyer’s office can be a challenge. Because of this we have always been willing to do appointments and consultations by phone. Now with the with the coronavirus going around you there is even more of a reason why you may not be able to, or want to come in to our office.
When we were working on our plans so that our lawyers and staff could work from home, we realized that it was time to set up a video conference system. While it may not be quite be the same as a face to face meeting it is the next best thing. We picked a provider that keeps it as simple as possible.
When you call for an appointment, you will be offered and appointment in person, by video or by phone. It’s your choice. If you choose a video conference, we will email you link. At the time of your appointment just click on that link. You will receive prompts on your computer to guide you through downloading a file and clicking on it to connect. See the section below on How to Join a Meeting.
How to Use Microsoft Teams For Video Meetings
You can have a face to face meeting with your attorney today. We are using Microsoft Teams, you will be our guest. Each attorney has this capability. All you need is a smart phone or computer, and an email address.
Microsoft Team is wonderful and very user friendly. It is safe & secure to use.
All we need is your email and we can invite you to a meeting. You will receive an email from us with the date and time for the meeting, as well a link to “join Microsoft Teams Meeting.” All you have to do is click on the link from your computer, tablet, or phone at the scheduled time. Microsoft teams will then pop up, telling you it’s meeting time, and asking you to join the meeting as a guest. You do not need to sign in or create an account of any kind. It will then prompt you to enter your name, and will connect you to your attorney, face to face.
And you do not have to be on camera with us. Microsoft Teams allows a meeting with only one person on camera. The other person can have audio only. So you can keep your camera off and still see your attorney talking to you on his or her computer. And of course, you can just schedule a phone consultation if you prefer it. We want you to have every option possible to connect with an attorney in a safe way, in this time of crisis and uncertainty.