Here you’ll find carefully curated resources grouped into two categories:
- Resources for non-lawyers
- Resources for lawyers (mainly solo and small firm attorneys)
1. Resources for Non-Lawyers
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Here are some of the common questions and concerns that people have now.
- What about rent payments? (a quick Google search will probably give you comfort)
- What are the general business implications? (this March 12th article is informative)
- What are employers telling employees? Here’s an example based on legal advice (scroll down past the history of the virus outbreak)
- Who qualifies for paid leave? Here’s a recent NY Times article.
- What about workplace preparedness issues? (here’s OSHA’s recent PDF article)
- What happens if I have to cancel travel plans? Read this article (and remember you can search google and easily find articles like these)
- What about online learning? (this NY Times article is good. Also this one)
Updates re: new laws and regulations
Twitter List of Legal Sources
Twitter is the best place to keep up with rapidly changing news. Here’s some Twitter feeds for good legal information.
- Big Legal Resource List (comprehensive discussion among lawyers & legal groups)
- Smaller list (mostly social commentary)
- More links coming soon!
2. Resources for Lawyers
Resources for Mobile/Remote Practice
Most lawyers right now need to be able to work from home or wherever they’re self-isolated. Here’s a short video with 3 tips, followed by some resource links.
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- Get Ernie’s Ultimate Tech Resource Guide (PDF)
- Check out the upcoming May 2020 conference for solo/small firm attorneys who want to improve their use of tech and marketing (will be live/virtual so there’s no risk of cancellation or not being able to participate)
- Subscribe to this YouTube channel (Ernie just did a recent video on how to be self-sufficient figuring out tech stuff)
- Twitter for keeping up with fast-changing news (see legal lists above)
- Zoom for video meetings (get attorney Craig Ball’s cheat sheet for using Zoom)
- Slack for virtual collaboration (increasingly lawyers are using it, and here’s why)
- List of free products/services offered during the coronavirus crisis
Recommended Online Communities
- LawFirm Autopilot Facebook Group (free)
- LawFirm Autopilot Slack Group ($5 to join for one month)
- Maximum Lawyer Facebook Group (free)
- None in the next week
Recommendations for Working Remotely
Lawyers are increasingly starting to work remotely, even at big firms. If you want more work-balance and more freedom, become adept at working remotely and collaborating virtually.
- Check out Texas appellate attorney Todd Smith’s good advice
- Download Adriana Linares slides (PDF) on Hosting & Running Remote Meetings.
- Download Ernie Svenson’s Guide to Mobile Lawyering (PDF)
- Check out the Belay (a VA service) Guide to Working From Home