COVID-19 Resources for Lawyers

COVID-19 Information and Resources (South Carolina Bar)

Back to Work

Healthy Offices
CDC COVID-19 Employer Information for Office Buildings
AIHA - Reopening: Guidance for General Office Settings
BOMA - Getting Back to Work - Preparing Buildings for Reentry Amid COVID-19
Accelerate South Carolina
White House "Opening America" Guidance
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
What Makes an Office Building Healthy
#OpenSafely Resources

Practicing in the New Era
Preparing Your Business for a Post-Pandemic World
Pandemic VIII: Law Firm Transitions
7 Ways the Pandemic Will Forever Change Law Practice
The Legal Economy After COVID-19 (video)
5 Tips to Get More Clients Now and After the COVID-19 Shutdown
10 Ways Law Firms Can Increase Their Profit Margin
How Can Law Firms Stay Afloat Through the Novel Coronavirus Crisis
What to Do When Your Cash Flow Dries Up
Are Your COVID-19 Business Losses Covered by Insurance?
12 Tips to Market Your Law Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19: Firm Financial Considerations (NC Bar Association)
COVID-19: Preparing for the Next Normal  (NC Bar Association)
It Is Time to Start Replanning Your Future (Oklahoma Bar Association)


Economic Support

PPP Loan Forgiveness: Time to Update Your Planning Recorded Video (CBIZ)
PPP Loan Forgiveness Application
SBA Coronavirus Relief Options​ (CARES Act loans)
Paycheck Protection Program - SBA​
Paycheck Protection Program - Treasury.gov
SC Dept. of Commerce COVID-19 Business Resource Center
Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist
SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce COVID-19 Resource Hub
Unemployment Insurance
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
Venable LLP CARES Act Breakdown


Video Conferencing

Tips
13 Etiquette Tips for Video Conference Calls
11 Teleconferencing Tips: Are You Ready for Your Closeup
What It Takes to Run a Great Virtual Meeting
How to Get People to Participate in Virtual Meetings
Working and Meeting in the Age of Social Distancing
Getting Started with Zoom and Using It Securely
10 Blunders to Avoid Using Zoom 
Protect Your Meetings from Zoom Bombers

Services
Zoom
GoToMeeting
FaceTime
Skype
Webex Video Conferencing

How-To Videos
How to Use Cisco Web-ex
More Cisco Web-ex Videos

Equipment
Video (Logitech)
Microphone/Speakers (Galaxy Buds Plus, Airpods Pro, Logitech)


Work from Home

Tips
Basic Computer Skills
Productivity Skills and Training
Working From Home? Five Productivity Hacks to Help You Get More Done
Working from Home? Use the Right Tools
The Virtual Work Skills You Need Even If You Never Work Remotely
20 Tips for Working from Home
Working in a coronavirus world: Strategies and Tools for Staying Productive
Coronavirus: Tech Issues for Lawyers Working at Home
Task Management with Microsoft ToDo

Remote Access Products
Splashtop
Barracuda
LogMeIn
GoToMyPC
RemotePC

Virtual Private Networks
PC Mag Reviews of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
NordVPN
TunnelBear
Encrypt.me

Security
Law Firm Security
Security Skills
COVID-19 Security Resource Library
Top Tips for Working  More Securely from Home
Cybersecurity, Common Sense, and COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)
Cyber Security Policy Template
PH-COVID-19 Client Alert Series: Data Protection Issues
US Government Shares Tips to Defend Against Coronavirus Cyberscams
Working from Home: Cybersecurity Tips for Remote Workers

Collaboration Tips and Tools
A Global Legal Tech Space: Aiming for a Truly Collaborative Online Community
The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together
Best Practices for Instant Messaging at Work
8 Communications Tips for Telecommuters to Master
Tech Tips for Teams: Smart Collaboration Tools
Microsoft Office 365 Teams
Slack

Voice/Telephony
Virtual Receptionists
Voice Over IP (VOIP) (RingCentral, Ooma, Jive, VonageComcast, AT&T, Nextiva, etc.)
Google Voice

Document Scanning
Abbyy Fine Scanner (Android and iPhone)
Adobe Scan (Android and iPhone)
Microsoft Office Lens (Android and iPhone)
Scanner Pro (iPhone)
Genius Scan (Android and iPhone)
Scannable (iPhone)
Genius Scan (PC/Laptop)
Fujitsu Scan Snap (PC/Laptop)

Forms
Microsoft Forms
TypeForm
Google Forms

Electronic Signatures
DocuSign
HelloSign
Adobe Fill & Sign

E-Filing
SC Courts E-Filing  Portal (Training Videos, Guides, Webinars, etc.)

Mail
Mail Forwarding (USPS)
UPS
FedEx
GoogleMyBusiness
EarthClassMail
Anytime Mailbox
Regus Mail Handling
CaseMail

Backups
Cloud Storage
Physical and Other Storage

Internet and Equipment
Managing Internet Bandwidth at Home (NC Bar Association)
How to Boost Your Wi-Fi for Better Video Calling
9 Home Office Upgrades to Improve Telecommuting

Client Relations
Loving the Luddites: Serving Tech-Adverse Clients
Reassuring Clients You're Prepared for COVID
COVID-19: Serving Clients (Part 3) | (NC Bar Association)
Working and Meeting in the Age of Social Distancing
How to Avoid Shaking Hands

Virtual Office Policies and Guides
How to Write a Law Firm Work from Home Policy
Remote Access Policy
Telecommuting Policy Sample
10 Rules Found in Every Remote Work Policy


Webinars

Live Webinars and Demos (South Carolina Bar)
Prioritizing in a Pandemic for Law Firms (NC Bar Association)
Introduction to Microsoft Teams (NC Bar Association)


Miscellaneous

More Practice Management and Technology Advice from PMAP
COVID-19 Impacts for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers: Beyond Remote Work
How to Clean Your Smartphone and Keyboard the Right Way
How to Use WiFi Calling When Cellular Service Fails for iPhone and Android