KEEPING YOUR LAW FIRM GOING IN THE CORONAVIRUS (7): GUIDANCE THAT IS BORN IN THE U.S.A.

The thing about an international pandemic is that many of the problems we face are universal.  Lawyers across the globe are dealing with very similar issues in relation to maintaining a firm throughout the COVID-19  crisis.  Here we look at guidance coming from, and to, lawyers in the United States.

THE UNITED STATES

The American Bar Association has a number of articles on law practice management/leadership:

The North Carolina Bar Association has a video ‘Prioritizing in a Pandemic for Law Firms’.

The American Lawyer has a podcast episode which looks at how lawyers are settling into the new work reality during the coronavirus outbreak – ‘How We’re Surviving as a Shut-In Workforce: ‘Know Where Your Mute Button Is’ and Be Patient’.

Nancy Myrland’s podcast Legal Marketing Minutes has a series in relation to the issues that lawyers need to deal with during the coronavirus pandemic.

Episode 41 – How Will The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact Your Law Firm?

Episode 42 – What To Do When Someone In Your Firm Tests Positive For The Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Episode 43 – Coronavirus Communication: How Should Lawyers and Staff Use Social Media During This Crisis?

The American Bar Association offers a free video series on remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Institutes of Health offer guidance with work/life balance resources.

National Association of Bar Executives has dedicated a resource page for bar professionals facing challenges during the outbreak. Posts include ’10 Crisis Communications Tips’‘How to Work from Home As If You Actually Want to Enjoy It’, and ‘Essential Legal Tips for Event Cancellation and Postponement’.

Gallagher has a video ‘COVID-19 Protecting Your Workforce’s Wellbeing’ which is a panel discussion to provide employers with insights around what they should be considering when it comes to pandemic preparedness.

The American Lawyer’s article ‘Pay Cuts, Layoffs, and More: How Law Firms Are Managing the Pandemic’ gives a firm-by-firm guide to how law firms in America are protecting their business during coronavirus.

The American Lawyer has a complimentary webcast on ‘AM Law 100: Trends, Insights & How Firms Are Positioned For a Global Economic Reset’ which is due to take place on the 21st April.