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Sgro Interviewed on Springfield Radio Podcast

HeplerBroom attorney Abby Sgro
Abby Sgro

Abby Sgro was recently interviewed on Springfield’s News/Talk 94.7 & 970 WMAY podcast. In addition to giving a general overview of some of HeplerBroom’s practice areas, she answered the interviewer’s questions about her own practice. Sgro enjoys working with local businesses to help them navigate their legal needs, as well as helping clients with estate planning. (In keeping with HeplerBroom’s COVID-19 emphasis on Help Us Help Others, she mentioned that she’s currently offering healthcare workers a discount on estate planning.) She also discussed some of the steps involved in adoptions, a type of legal work she particularly enjoys. When asked about cannabis law, Sgro pointed out that although she hasn’t yet handled any of those cases in the Springfield office, HB’s attorneys in all six offices work together to meet clients’ needs.

She noted that although the pandemic had changed where HB’s attorneys are working (in their homes instead of in office buildings), they are still handling client work every day, talking with clients and participating in hearings and depositions remotely. She did admit the one thing that had changed was her choice of clothing while working from home. The entire interview can be heard here.

Sgro is an associate in the firm’s Springfield office. In addition to adoptions and estate planning, she focuses on nursing home, corporate and business, and appellate work. She has been named an Emerging Lawyer by Illinois Leading Lawyers and is a past recipient of the Springfield Business Journal and Security Bank’s Woman of Influence Award. Sgro is also involved in a number of community activities, including Compass for Kids, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, the Illinois Innocence Project, and Sangamon County Pro Bono Committee.

HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone’s continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom’s IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

Wishing you and your families good health.

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