The Boston Bar Association remains committed to continuing to serve our members, the legal profession, the justice system and the Greater Boston community as we face the challenges brought on by the rapid spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. This page will be frequently updated with news and information of importance to the legal community, timely content from BBA Sections and Forums, and resources that are being developed by our partners.
BBA Immigration Law Section COVID-19 Resource Guide for Practitioners – View guide
BBA Health Law Section COVID-19 Resource Guide for Practitioners – View guide
BBA Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Law Section Developed Resource Guide for Practitioners – View guide
BBA Lawyer Referral Service Fact Sheets:
Digital Accessibility Priorities in Times of Transition
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Jury Trials in the Age of Social Media
Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00PM
Navigating Operational Issues for Life Sciences Companies During the Covid-19 Crisis
Friday, April 3, 2020 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Renewable Energy Interconnection: Challenges, Opportunities
Monday, April 6, 2020 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
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Online Resource Centers
March 31, 2020: Nutter Presents – CARES Act: What You Need to Know Now. Register.
March 31, 2020: Morgan Lewis Presents – COVID-19 Healthcare Provider Updates: Hospice, Home Health and Nursing Homes. Register.
April 1, 2020: Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General Presents – Workers Rights and Earned Sick Time Webinar. Register.
April 2, 2020: MyCase Presents – How to Run Your Law Firm Remotely During COVID-19. Register.
April 2, 2020: Morgan Lewis Presents – COVID-19 Healthcare Provider Updates: Physician Practices. Register.
April 3, 2020: LawPay Presents – Effective Ethical Behaviors in the Pursuit of Conflict Resolution. Register.
April 3, 2020: Nutter Presents – Navigating COVID-19 for Community Banks. Register.
April 6, 2020: Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General Presents – When You Turn 18. Register.
April 7, 2020: Clio Presents – Disaster and Succession Planning for Law Firms: How to Prepare for Unpredictable Events. Register.
April 7, 2020: Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General Presents – Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities. Register.
April 10, 2020: LawPay Presents – Client Relations and Law Firm Finances. Register.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act – Robins Kaplan
Arent Fox Launches Business Loan Task Force– Arent Fox
DOL Releases Poster and Guidance on COVID-19 Families First Act Requirement for “Employee Rights” Posting-Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara
DOL Issues Workplace Poster and Guidance for Employers Regarding Paid Leave Under the FFCRA– Hirsch Roberts Weinstein
Department of Labor Issues New COVID-19 Guidance for Employers – Sugarman Rogers
COVID-19 and the Impact on Construction Projects – Anderson Kreiger
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Quarantine as a Force Majeure Event– Hinckley Allen
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Morgan, Brown & Joy
COVID-19 Paid Leave: DOL AND IRS Promise Prompt Reimbursement to Employers-Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara
COVID-19 Emergency Funding Solutions – Nutter
Can I Still Sell My Property When the Registry Closes? – Ruberto, Israel & Weiner
SEC Offers Limited Filing Relief to Advisers Affected by Coronavirus – Kirkland & Ellis
Coronavirus: Impact on the Retail Industry – Goulston & Storrs
Suffolk Law School has started an assembly line to rapidly create mobile-friendly online court forms and pro se materials for key areas of urgent legal need amid the COVID-19 crisis. This initiative is operating out of Suffolk Law’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab in cooperation with the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission’s COVID-19 task force. More info & to volunteer.
MetroWest Legal Services is still open for intakes and here to help. Access their intake line here.
City Life/Vida Urbana is Leading the Advocacy Efforts to Halt Evictions During Coronavirus Epidemic. Click here for more info.
City of Boston Veterans Services, released statement ensuring the continuation of veteran services and benefits amongst COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full statement here.
Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) has announced eligible individuals can now apply to their economic assistance programs TAFDC and EAEDC. Apply here.
Latest New From the Courts
Attorney Health & Well-Being
Resources from Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL)
LCL has just announced Free & Confidential weekly online discussion group for lawyers, law students, and judges – LCL MA Open Connection – for peer support throughout this difficult time. It will meet on Mondays through June at least. Find more here.
LCL is also offering Remote Addiction Recovery Peer Support Group Meetings.
Resource from The Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP)
LOMAP helps lawyers and law students in Massachusetts to implement best practices and procedures for operating a law practice. They have put together this Remote Work Plan covering law firm policies, client service, data security & more.
Resources to Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Mental Health
The American Bar Association’s Committee on Lawyers Assistance Programs has created a landing page of resources related to COVID-19. There are resources on Law Practice Management, Staying Mentally Healthy, and more. Check out those resources here.
To get free confidential, 24/7 support for anxiety, text “HOME” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741. The Crisis Text Line resources for people of all ages who are feeling anxious or isolated during this time, and would prefer to communicate via text. Learn more
The CDC’s has published a Guide on Managing Anxiety and Stress during the Covid-19 outbreak. This page has resources for everyone, including families and children.
Rocket Matter has created a helpful guide on Mental Health Tips for Working Remotely