COVID-19 Hub

We have gathered resources that may be helpful for our members and business partners to help you navigate the challenges of COVID-19 both in your homes and for your companies.

Lunchtime Zoom Education Sessions

ALANYC’s series of Lunchtime Zoom Education sessions are designed to support our membership during these uncertain times.

August 2020
Lawyers Behaving Badly (An Ethics Lesson) – August 6, 2020

July 2020
The Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application Process – July 28, 2020
Law Firm Space: Strategies for Returning to the Office – July 23, 2020
Understanding Remote Technology Workflows: Reimagining Your Office For The New Normal – July 9, 2020

June 2020
Hiring Strategies in the New Normal – June, 30, 2020
PPP Loan Forgiveness: Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (an Update with Extended Q&A) – Tuesday, June 16, 2020

How to Deal With Your Firm’s Office Rent Liability As Coronavirus Threatens Your Firm, Its Revenues and Work Culture – June 11, 2020
Return to Labor Law Updates – June 9, 2020

May 2020
Re-opening Business: Roundtable on Health & Sustainability Factors – May 21, 2020
Dynamic Virtual Communications Workshop: Best Practices for Presenting & Participating in Online Meetings – May 19, 2020
Everything You Need to Know Now: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans Forgiveness and Expenditures Evaluation – May 18, 2020
Power of Positive Thinking – May 14, 2020
First Aid During a Pandemic – May 12, 2020
Learning from Experience, Planning for the Future: Operations & Finance considerations Post-Pandemic Law Firms – May 7, 2020
Hindsight in 2020: Pandemic Preparations and Wishful Thinking – May 5, 2020

April 2020
Building Resilience – Your Best Weapon Against Stress – April 30, 2020

Panel Discussion: Finance & Labor Law Perspectives on the New Normal – April 28, 2020
IDEA EXCHANGE: Managing your Remote Secretarial Staff – April 23, 2020
Marketing for Lawyers in the Midst of the COVID-19 Crisis – April 21, 2020
Coping in the Time of Covid-19 – April 16, 2020
Remote Leadership – April 14, 2020

Links and Articles

Office Openings/Return to Work
Most Lawyers Want to Come Back to the Office, Survey Says – The vast majority of lawyers want to work in the office for the workweek according to a survey from architecture and design firm Gensler.
The Future of the Office – 2020 Global Occupier Sentiment Survey

Association of Legal Administrators (National)
Coronavirus Response Center

General Information
COVID-19 Fact Sheet
Protect Yourself and Your Family
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus website
Managing The Big Risk Of Bringing Your Employees Back To Work

The Cares Act
[From the U.S. Chamber] Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Checklist

Working from Home
From the Experts: Tips for Working from Home
[From ASAE] How to Manage Your Newly Remote Workforce

New York Paid Sick Leave
New York Paid Sick Leave

Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights PDF
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements PDF
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Questions and Answers
COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers
Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Federal Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions
Webinar: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Webinar Slides (PDF)

Technology Resources
How to Keep Your Zoom Chats Private and Secure, Wired
How to Prevent Zoom-Bombing, PC Mag
Coronavirus-Related IT and Remote Work Concerns with Michael Kemps, Legal Management Talk
The Internet is drowning in COVID-19-related malware and phishing scams, Ars Technica
Videoconferencing Resources, Zoom Blog
Need Quick Info on How to Zoom? Check Out These New Videos
Five Tips for Successfully Managing Your Remote Team
FREE: The Flexible Law Firm: Is Your Practice Ready to Embrace a Work-from-Home Program?, ALA Solutions Series webcast sponsored by Zola Suite

Wellness Resources
Building a Kinder, Healthier FirmLegal Management
Communicate mental health resources to employees during the COVID-19 outbreakWorkforce magazine
Staying connected with colleagues, ALA Online Community discussion
Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19, CDC
NAMI Updates on the Coronavirus, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Disaster Planning and Recovery for Law Firms
What Makes an Office Building “Healthy”
ABA Guide to Conducting a Business Continuity Exercise
Planning for Reconstituting a Law Office after a Disaster
After Disaster Strikes: A Checklist
Small Office Disaster or COOP Plan
Preparing, Reacting & Resuming Life
Firms and Courts Take up Challenge of Preparing for the Worst