Small Firm Forum Discussion: COVID-19 Staffing Issues
Our panel of peer moderators invites you to join in on the discussion as they take on some of the staffing issues they’re facing during COVID-19:
- What is your policy for people who want to self-quarantine?
- How are you handling the mandatory 80 hours of paid sick leave, for both COVID-19 and other illnesses?
- What staff-reduction measures are you taking to reduce expenses, e.g. temporary layoffs, furloughs, and layoffs?
- Are you under a mandatory shelter-in-place or other health order limiting movement of your staff, and how is that affecting employees coming to work?
- What are the challenges and benefits you’re finding for having staff working remotely?
- What challenges are your vendors – such as process servers – facing?
Stacy D. Stein is the founder of Mountain Peak Law Group, PC, a creditors rights law firm. Stacy graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where she majored in political science. After working for a California State Assemblyman for a year, Stacy moved to Colorado. Once in Denver, Stacy obtained her paralegal certificate and worked as a paralegal and office manager before going to law school at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. Throughout her legal career, working exclusively in creditors rights law firms, Stacy has gained extensive experience in consumer and commercial collections. As the head of small firm, Stacy is very involved in all aspects of the case management including processes, procedures, training, compliance, and litigation. Stacy is licensed and actively practices creditors rights law in Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
Erik Stein is Director of Operations and Compliance at Mountain Peak Law Group, PC. Erik has an extensive background in business management. Starting his career in retail sales management, he has continued to advance his education and industry experience. His most recent position was working on the internationally renowned Stroke Team at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Now Erik is managing the operations, compliance, and business needs of the Mountain Peak Law Group. He is responsible for overseeing HR, IT, and firm accounts receivable, as well as assisting with vendor and client relations. Erik earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and received his MBA from Regis University and he is a member of RMAI and NCBA.
Kathryn Gamelin is an associate attorney at Mountain Peak Law Group, PC. Kathryn graduated from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, where she majored in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She has experience as a legal assistant in a private firm and as a court clerk in criminal court. Kathryn received her J.D. from University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law where she competed in Moot Court on an Alternative Dispute Resolution team. She was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 2017, Utah Bar in 2018, and the Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming Bars in 2019. Kathryn is a member of the National Creditors Bar Association, Colorado Creditor’s Bar Association, and is a Certified Receivables Compliance Professional (CRCP). Kathryn has also achieved her LEAN Black Belt from the Denver PEAK Academy and is passionate about process improvement. She spends her weekends running 5k races with her husband, cuddling her cats, and cooking.