Business Strategy & Development

By Postali

With an abundance of information circulating the web in regards to COVID-19, we understand it can be challenging to know which resources to trust. As a business owner, you have financial options to help you continue to move forward, as well as opportunities to strategically build your virtual empire. Our team has compiled a list of go-to channels to help you navigate these times of confusion.

Jump to a category:
Government Support
Legal Resources
Practice Management Tools
Remote Law Firm Solutions
Industry Insights
News & Updates

 

Government Support:

 

CARES Act:

This guide to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, answers all of your FAQs on government-assistance options.
Read more here

SBA Disaster Loan:

These small business, low-interest loans provided by the Small Business Administration (SBA) can help subsidize your financial needs as a result of the current crisis.
Read more here

SBA Paycheck Protection Program:

Keep your team on payroll by enrolling in this program. The money can also be allocated towards paying rent, mortgage interest and utilities.
Read more here

Tax Relief:

As of date, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has extended the tax deadline to July 15th, 2020. News releases and updates on this topic are posted on the site link below.
Read more here

SBDC Downloadable Documents:

An abundance of documents including HR resources, recovery guides, and checklists can be found in this Google Drive provided by America’s SBDC Leadership Institute.
Access the Drive here

 

Legal Resources:

 

Clio Law Firm Aid:

Clio, a legal practice management software, is offering financial aid and educational resources to attorneys.
Read more here

LexisNexis Coronavirus Kit:

LexisNexis, the legal information source, produced an inclusive kit, which addresses coronavirus issues that are affecting law firms specifically.
Download the kit here

Legal Talk Network Podcast:

The Legal Talk Network is producing informative and educational podcasts that pertain to law firm operations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Listen here

American Bar Association Webinars:

The American Bar Association (ABA) is hosting recurring webinars, free for members, that cover topics from mental health to changes in the legal landscape.
Register here

 

Practice Management Tools:

 

Bankruptcy Software:

NextChapter is offering a discounted all-in package called the Work from Home Plan. Bankruptcy will likely be on the rise, and NextChaper makes it easy for any firm to get started for free. Read more here

Action Step:

Action Step is offering struggling law firms its Express product for free for the next six months. The feature allows you to file notes and documents, record time, as well as manage billing and emails.
Read more here

Filevine:

Filevine is offering free temporary licenses for emergency staff, 100 complimentary minutes of legal answering services, and an opportunity to be part of their Slack community.
Read more here

SixFifty:

SixFifty produced policies for COVID-19 extended sick leave, remote work and more. These can be downloaded and customized to suit your firm’s needs.
Read more here

PacerPro:

PacerPro announced that they are offering free access for three months to their automated system for distributing filings.
Read more here

 

Remote Law Firm Solutions:

 

Resource Hub:

Litify has created a remote work resource hub, complete with information on cloud-based tools, tips for maintaining productivity, how to best communicate with clients and more.
Access the hub here

Remote Depositions:

U.S. Legal Support covers details on how to properly execute remote depositions, complete with a detailed webinar.
Read more here

Managing a Remote Law Firm:

The National Law Review outlines clear steps on how to maintain control of your firm in a remote situation.
Read more here

Understanding Remote Challenges:

The Legal Executive Institute helps you get ahead of anticipated roadblocks, by addressing the challenges of remote work.
Read more here

 

Industry Insights:

 

American Bar Association:

The ABA has a designated committee to research and report on the impact of COVID-19 to the legal community.
Stay informed here

Attorney At Work:

Most of our clients are solo or small firm lawyers. Attorney at Work outlines how the coronavirus will specially impact firms of your size.
Read more here

Above the Law:

Among stress and havoc, Above the Law reminds us to practice compassion as well as upholding the law.
Read more here

 

News & Updates:

 

Department of Treasury:

Bookmark the Department of Treasury to stay on top of economic news with the consistently published press releases.
Read the PRs here

Forbes:

As thought-leaders in the business community, Forbes outlines how COVID-19 could accelerate the transformation of the legal industry.
Read more here

Law360:

Not only does Law360 share articles and news on the virus, they even offer a Chrome plugin to provide instant, customizable alerts.
Read more here

United States Courts:

Stay in-the-know on court updates via United States Courts. The site offers a page specific to judiciary preparedness during the coronavirus.
Read more here

We hope this resource guide helps you determine your options and streamline your law firm operations during these times of uncertainty. The Postali team is fully operational, and we are here to support you in any way we can. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.