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
AIHA- Workplace Cleaning for COVID-19 Guidance 
Office Building COVID-19 Safety: How to Resume Office-Based Work
BOMA - Coronavirus Resource Center
Accelerate South Carolina
White House "Opening America" Guidance
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
What Makes an Office Building Healthy
Four Things You Need to Know About COVID-Proofing Your Air Supply

Practicing in the New Era
Pandemic VIII: Law Firm Transitions
The Legal Economy After COVID-19 (video)
5 Tips to Get More Clients Now and After the COVID-19 Shutdown
Are Your COVID-19 Business Losses Covered by Insurance?
12 Tips to Market Your Law Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Managing the Remote Workforce Recorded Video (CBIZ)
Employees: How to Cope with Job Stress and Build Resilence During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Practice of Law: Catapulted Into the Future By the Pandemic
How to Get Employees Ready to Return to the Office
First-Year Focus in a Pandemic
Pandemic Liability Protections Aren't Immunity
Can Employers Ask Job Applicants About Vaccination and COVID-19?
Employers Should Be Cautious When Asking About Vaccination Status
Is Your Boss's Return to Office Plan Safe? Here's How to Know.

Economic Support

Loans and Assistance
SBA Interim Final Rule
SBA Coronavirus Relief Options
Treasury.gov (CARES Act)
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
SC Dept. of Commerce COVID-19 Business Resource Center
SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce COVID-19 Resource Hub

Business Development
Promoting Your Practice During the Pandemic is Virtually Easy
10 Ways Law Firms Can Increase Their Profit Margin
16 Not So Obvious Ways to Increase Law Firm Revenue
Best Way to Improve Your Law Firm's Profitability?
What to Do When Your Cash Flow Dries Up
Underbilling? Not Recording Time? There's No Excuse!
Tips for Billing Ethically to Get Paid on Time
What's in Your Law Firm's Financial Statement?
How to Increase Your Billable Rate?
Five Quick Ways to Boost Your Online Visibility 
Six Business Development Strategies for Lawyers
Seven Tips for Cost-Efficient and Effective Law Firm Marketing During COVID-19


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
Advanced Zoom Weather Map Technique
Zoom Gets Stuffed: Here's How Hackers Got Hold of 500,000 Passwords
Zoom Security: How Safe is Zoom for your Business?

Services
Zoom
GoToMeeting
FaceTime
Skype
Webex Video Conferencing
Google Meet

How-To Videos and Guides
How to Use Cisco Web-ex
More Cisco Web-ex Videos
How to Use Zoom
How to Use Group Facetime
How to Use GotoMeeting
How to Use Skype
How to Use Google Meet

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


Work from Home

Tips
Basic Computer Skills
Productivity Skills and Training
American Bar Association Formal Opinion 495 - Lawyers Working Remotely
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

Remote Access Products
Splashtop
Barracuda
LogMeIn
GoToMyPC
RemotePC
TeamViewer
GetScreen
UltraVNC
Iperius Remote
Comodo Remote
Zoho Assist
AnyDesk
Remote Utilities
Windows Remote Desktop Connection

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

Security
Law Firm Security
Security Skills
COVID-19 Security Resource Library
Top Tips for Working  More Securely from Home
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
Ten Cybersecurity Lessons Learned About Working From Home
Working from Home Efficiently, Ethically and Securely
Telework Essentials Toolkit

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
Asana

Voice/Telephony
Virtual Receptionists
Voice Over IP (VOIP) (RingCentral, Ooma, VonageComcast, AT&T, Nextiva, etc.)
Google Voice
Best VoIP for Lawyers and Law Firms 2021

Speech Recognition, Dictation, Transcription and Mobile Dictation Resources
BigHand
Dictamus (iPhone app)
Nuance Dragon
Nuance Winscribe
Olympus
Philips
Speechwrite

Document Automation and Document Management
Document Automation
Document Management

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
JotForm

Electronic Signatures
Adobe Fill & Sign
Citrix Right Signature
DocuSign
HelloSign
Nitro

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

Fax Services
eFax
Hello Fax
MetroFax
SRFax

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

Backups
Backups and Cloud Storage

Internet and Equipment
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
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
Telecommuting Policy Sample
10 Rules Found in Every Remote Work Policy


Miscellaneous

Live Webinars and Demos (South Carolina Bar)
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