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COVID-19 Resources for Voluntary Bars

Have COVID-19-related information you’d like to share with you peers? Email Bar Services Manager Jeff Doran. Additional COVID-19 information and resources can be found at floridabar.org/covid19.

Florida Bar Mental Health and Wellness Center

The Florida Bar Committee on Mental Health & Wellness of Lawyers wants to help spread the word about voluntary bar events focused on all aspects of wellness. The committee’s Facebook page has over 1,200 followers and is growing steadily. Make sure your events are publicized on the committee’s page by tagging them! Just add @FLWellLawyers to your posts. You’ll be publicizing your own events and helping to get the word out about the important work of the committee, too! REMEMBER: Just be sure to tag them @FLWellLawyers.

 

Apply Now for Paycheck Protection Program Stimulus Funds

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) now includes 501(c)(6) organizations. We understand there is a limited amount of funds so organizations are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) website provides additional resources:

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program/first-draw-ppp-loans

First time PPP loan draws (all 501(c)6) might find this resource helpful in understanding more about the loan process :

https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2021-01/Top-line%20Overview%20of%20First%20Draw%20PPP%20%281.8.2021%29-508.pdf

Essentially, applicants work with your regular bank to apply for the PPP funds. Loans of about 2.5 times your monthly average payroll (including benefits) are offered. To get the loan forgiven (there is a loan forgiveness application) you must spend those funds on payroll or utilities in the 24 weeks following you receiving the funds. If you don’t get forgiveness for whatever reason, you can pay the loan back at a 1% interest rate.

 

TOWN HALLS

May 8 Presidents Town Hall SUMMARY

May 15 Executive Directors Town Hall SUMMARY

July 28 Town Hall Membership and Meetings SUMMARY

Sept. 22 Town Hall Lessons Learned SUMMARY

Sept. 22 Watch the Town Hall

Oct. 20 Town Hall Sponsorship Insights

Oct. 20 Watch the Town Hall

Sponsorship Strategies

Virtual Event Sponsorship Ideas

More Virtual Event Sponsorship Know How!

Pricing Your Virtual Events

November 17, 2020 – Mentoring (Voluntary Bars & Young Lawyers Division)

Nov. 17 Watch the Town Hall

 

 

WEBINARS

August 25, 2020 – Budgets & Finances

Watch the Webinar

Budget and Finance Presentation

Voluntary Bar Sample Budget

Event. Sample Budget

Non-Staffed Bar Associations – Sample Handbook

 

June 30, 2020 – Can I Get CLE For That?  

Watch the Webinar

Application for Accreditation

CLE Application and Contact Info

BLSE Policies_500 Series 6-23-2020

 

A RETURN TO IN-PERSON EVENTS

Could Hybrid Events Become the New Standard?

Considerations for Events and Gatherings

Event Planning During COVID – Questions and Answers

CDC Personal and Social Events

Are You Ready for Post-Lockdown Events?

How Effective Are Liability Waivers in the Age of COVID-19?

VIRTUAL MEETINGS & EVENTS

Putting On The Best Virtual Conference: Part 1

Putting On The Best Virtual Conference: Part 2

How to Run A Better Virtual Event?

How to Leverage Virtual Events for Membership Growth

REVISED_Lesson Learned Using Virtual Platforms for Events_Meetings_Webinars

Zoom Webinar Best Practices

Creating a Successful Virtual Fundraising Event

 

HITTING RESTART: Resources for Recovery

Best Practices” guidelines for court pandemic operations

Court Continuity Workgroup Webpage

Florida Courts Steps2SafeSteps Webpage and Video

RETURN TO WORK

Considerations for Reopening Your Law Firm

COVID-19 Back to Work Checklist

Guidance on preparing for a return to work and assessing risks based on Department of Labor and OSHA guidelines

Communicating Your Reopening

 

ASSOCIATION RECOVERY

Resource articles written by seasoned association management practitioners that might provide some helpful recovery information for your bar association.

Going Forward_Best Practices and Considerations for Nonprofit Re-engagement

The Role of Associations in Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Associations are Seeing the Light at the End of the Tunnel

A Return to Your Pre-Pandemic Workplace

Prepare for Future Disruptions to your Association

Preparing Your Association For The Second Wave

Plan to Recovery – Association Strong

Managing In A Crisis for Nonprofits

Adjusting Budgets Impacted by Crisis

Recovery Plans for Associations

How Associations Can Support Members When the World Stops

Rebound!

Associations: An Indispensable Partner to Members

Sample Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to the Coronavirus

VIDEOS
Part 1 Association Strong: Pandemic and Economic Recovery 

Part 2 Association Strong: Pandemic and Economic Recovery

 

Education and CLE Events

LegalFuel: The Practice Resource Center of The Florida Bar is offering COVID-19 Support Series webinars at no cost to Florida Bar members. Recordings of all webinars will be available soon after the webinar airs. Learn more and register.

FROM THE BROWARD COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

On Demand

In partnership with the Dade County Bar Association, St. Petersburg Bar Association, Sarasota County Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association and Jacksonville Bar Association:

Raising the Virtual Bar Part II

Raising the Virtual Bar Part I

Webinar: Advanced Zoom Tips and Techniques for Lawyers

Webinar: Legal E-Notary
Criminal Judges Roundtable Webinar on Practicing During COVID-19
Enlightenment through Engagement -The Lawyers Role in our Society

Roundtable Webinar on Practicing During COVID-19 with the Broward JCCs

Legal Malpractice Pitfalls in the COVID and Virtual Environment

2020 Got Civility? Pandemic Edition

Intellectual Property of COVID

Presenting Evidence in a Virtual Trial/Hearing

Courthouse Zoom Primer: “How To” Guide from Courthouse Tech Pros

You Want Me to ZOOM What? Motion Calendar; MSJ; A Fee Hearing

Statewide Virtual Mock Evidentiary Hearing

Medical Advance Directives in the Shadow of COVID-19

Florida Bar Marketing & Advertisement Rules for Social Media and the Internet: A Lawyer’s Quarantine Survival Kit!

Working from Home-Preparing for the Deluge of Workers Compensation Claims

Connecting with clients and colleagues in the Covid-19 crisis via LinkedIn

COVID-19 – Navigating Risk in Uncertain Times

Part II Disaster Financial Assistance Relief for Law Firms

Law On COVID-19: The Interplay Between The FFCRA And The CARES Act

Bankruptcy Relief and Remedies in the COVID Crisis

Collaborative Family Practice in a Virtual World

Paid Sick Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Reaching Resolution in a Remote Revolution – Remote Mediation Dos, Don’ts, and Best Practices

How to Present a Successful Client Webinar – Do’s, Don’ts and Product Use

Disaster Financial Assistance Relief for Law Firms

Viral Advice: Keep your Distance – Is your Technology Prepared For Work From Home Operations?

Remote Collaboration Using Microsoft Teams

From ABOTA – Fort Lauderdale Chapter

Tips and Strategies for Zoom Jury Litigation

17th Circuit Virtual Jury Trial Initiative

From the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association

CLE Information, Webinars, etc.

From the Collier County Bar Association

Work In The Time of COVID-19, a special publication

From the Dade County Bar Association

View the Online General CLE store

From the Florida Defense Lawyers Association

On Demand

Class Actions in the Age of COVID-19

A First Person Look at a Virtual Evidentiary Hearing

The Future of Legal Marketing and Business Development

Professional Positioning in a Pandemic: Building a Legal Career

Mediating Remotely

Compassionate Communication for Attorneys – Wellness Tips for Today

Cybersecurity Risks of Remote Lawyers and Employees

Tips for Becoming a Productive (and Happier) Remote Worker

Financial Resources for Law Firms in the Age of COVID-19

Remote Deposition Bootcamp: Tips for Conducting a Successful Remote Deposition

From the Hillsborough County Bar Association

COVID-19 Resources Page (including messages from our President, announcements on HCBA operations, relevant Court Orders and announcements, and other helpful resources)

From the Miami Dade Association for Women Lawyers

Do-It-Yourself Haircut Tutorials

From the Orange County Bar Association

On Demand

Legal Implications of COVID-19 on Your Law Practice

Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 Changes to Bankruptcy Procedures and Operations

Upcoming Webinar

New Lawyer Training Program

From the Palm Beach County Bar Association

Being Your Virtual Best

 

American Bar Association

Trending CLE: COVID-19 Collections