Covid-19 Resources for Attorneys

Use these resources to support your practice as you continue to do business under the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources from the Courts

Contra Costa County Superior Court website

Emergency Local Rules, effective March 30, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These rules govern Criminal and Juvenile cases.

Contra Costa County Press Release, dated March 27, 2020 continuing closure of the Contra Costa Superior Court with some exceptions.

Contra Costa County Press Release, dated March 13, 2020 advising of the Contra Costa Court closure

Judicial Council Order

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the Judicial Council of the State of California has issued this important and dedicated Order for Contra Costa County Superior Court which discusses, among other things, statutory deadlines, extensions of time, and instructions for computing time.

 

San Francisco County Superior Court website

General Order Regarding Implementation of Emergency Relief, March 24, 2020


Local & State Orders

Judicial Council Approves Temporary Emergency Measures to Aid Courts During COVID-19 Pandemic, March 30,2020

California Chief Justice Issues Statewide Order Suspending Jury Trials

March 23, 2020

California State of Emergency Executive Order

Contra Costa County Health Services ORDER directing all residents of the county to shelter in their place of residence

Alameda County Health Services ORDER directing all residents of the county to shelter in their place of residence


News

American Bar Association,  Resources for the Legal Profession During COVID-19

provided by the ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs

CORONAVIRUS FAQs for California Employers

presented by the California Employer’s Association, Employers.org, 800.399.5331

Brochure: COVID-19, The Latest News & Resources for Your Business
presented by: Small Business Development Center – California

CLA Introduces COVID-19 Resources Page

presented by the California Lawyers Association
See this great resource of free webinars and updates

New Covid-19 Resources from the California State Assembly Committee on Jobs Economic Development and the Economy
This page was developed to assist small businesses, entrepreneurs, workers, and economic and workforce development professionals in responding to COVID-19 challenges.

See the resources here


Special Offers from Vendors

Resources from Victory Workspace
Victory Workspace, a valuable Member Benefit Provider, has a calendar of great resources for working and networking from home. See their calendar here.

Bankruptcy Software Free for 60 Days
LegalPro Systems, a CCCBA member benefit provider is offering its cloud-based bankruptcy software, JubileeBK free for 60 days, without commitment. Read more here.

Online Depositions Offered Free through April 15, 2020

Interested in remote deposition services?  Barkley Court Reporters | CRS is offering its services of “audio conferencing” and “video conferencing” at no charge for depositions through April 15, 2020.  The firm has discounted its rates for more complex conferencing with text streaming and exhibit marking. Now is the time to prepare for doing business in the future! Individual training is included. Learn more about these easy-to-use services daily Zoom webinars at 11 am, March 23 through March 27 or contact Linda Covington. No need to preregister.  Use the link below to join the webinar.  How to join the webinar.

Monday-Friday March 23 – 27, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT | free | online webinar

Join here

CourtCall and the Judicial Council announce reduction in telephonic fees now through April 30, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the Judicial Council of California and CourtCall have entered into an addendum to the existing Master Agreement to allow for the reduction of the telephonic appearance fee in California courts to $54 for telephonic appearances newly scheduled on and after March 19, 2020 and to occur prior to April 30, 2020. CourtCall and the Judicial Council will further evaluate prior to April 30, 2020. Earlier in March CourtCall unilaterally eliminated its allowed late fees through April 30, 2020.

More information

Clio Announces $1 Million Legal Relief Initiative

Clio, a generous CCCBA Member Benefit Provider, just announced it’s $1 million legal relief program to help law firms transform their systems to ensure the ability to work from home over the next weeks and months. Law firms (even those that are not Clio subscribers) and legal organizations may apply for benefits

  • Financial aid for Clio licenses
  • Support to move your practice to the cloud
  • Financial aid for business continuity
  • Educational support

Learn more about Clio’s Covid-19 legal relief program

See Clio’s new How to Work from Home as a Lawyer page

See the benefits Clio offers to CCCBA members

 


Webinars and Info

Webinar:  Finding Ease in Uncertain Times

presented by Jeena Cho, Mindfulness Coach

Virtual 10-minute mindfulness sessions

Monday – Friday, March 18 – April 15, 2020 |  9:30 am, PDT |  $49 | online sessions

Register

 

Webinar: Creating a Coronavirus Response Plan:  A How-to Guide for Employers

presented by Lawline

Watch this free on demand CLE webcast (recorded Friday, March 13, 2020) which briefly discusses the origins of the coronavirus and how it spreads and then walks through how all employers, including law firms, can create an incident response plan. This program provides attorneys with the tools they need to advise their clients.
1 hour General MCLE credit
Access the program here. 

Webinar: Next Steps: Virtual Brainstorming Session

presented by Jen Lee and the Lawyer Success Network

As things get canceled, I am blocking off more time for marketing, content creation, and new business ideas. Next Friday, I am hosting a virtual brainstorming session for any lawyers who want to talk about their next steps. Join the Lawyer Success Network and then attend the session.

Friday, March 27 | Free!

Join the group and register 

On Demand Webinar: Guidance for Employers During the Evolving COVID-19 Pandemic

presented by Sean M. Scullen, John L. Barlament and James Y. Wu, Quarles & Brady, LLP
(Recorded 3/19/2020)

Webinar Series: Managing COVID-19 Critical Legal Issues For U.S. Businesses & Their Counsel
A Free Three-Part Webinar Series by LexisNexis & BakerHostetler

On Demand Webinars | 45 minute sessions

Register here

Article: 7 types of tech tools to help lawyers set up virtual offices
by Nicole Black, ABA Journal, March 19, 2020

Article: The high demand for lawyers amid the coronavirus pandemic
by Lyle Moran, ABA Journal, March 17, 2020

Blog Post: Coronavirus Resources
by Bob Ambrogi, Lawsitesblog.com

Article: Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Weekly Webinars with LawPay’s Director of Education
To help CCCBA members adjust to new working models during this unprecedented time, LawPay, a generous Member Benefit Provider, is rolling out a 7-week series of free, live 30-minute programs on Fridays at 10 am, Pacific Time.

A 30-minute condensed course based upon a presentation to the State Bar of Texas on March 20, 2020.

Article: Temporary Non-Enforcement of Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Workplace Posting Requirements
by Christopher L. Nickels and James Y. Wu, Quarles & Brady, 03/25/2020