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In the interest of assisting lawyers in Virginia during the pandemic, the VBA provides these links, which will be updated as additional information comes to light.

The VBA cannot guarantee or warrant that any of the resources are valid, because of ever-changing laws and mandates.

If you come across a resource to share, please email it to Marilyn Shaw at the VBA for inclusion.

Contents

VBA Resources

Summary of the federal stimulus plan and Department of Labor rules from the VBA's COVID-19 Law Practice Live Chat March 27

Tips from VBA's COVID-19 Law Practice Live Chat Conference Call March 20

Governor Issues Stay-at-Home Order (March 31)

Use of VBA on Main Temporarily Suspended; In-Person Events Through April 3 Postponed or Rescheduled

Judicial Emergency Declared in Virginia

Judicial Emergency Extended through April 26 (March 30)

Member benefit offers

Member Benefit Ruby Can Assist with Rising Call Volume at Your Practice

Member benefit Clio offers The Complete Guide to Working at Home as a Lawyer

Member benefit Clio commits $1 million to help lawyers.

Worried about missing out on cash flow? Member benefit LawPay is offering a credit on new accounts for electronic payments.

VBA emails to review

VBA emails (and the date they were sent)

The VBA Voice Alert (March 30)

2020 Legal Food Frenzy postponed (March 25)
Postponed YLD events (March 24)
Governor's Executive Order 53 (March 23)
Join the VBA for the first member conference call on COVID-19 (March 18)
Health Law Legislative Update and Extravaganza on April 22 postponed (March 18)
Chief Justice's Pro Bono Summit on April 1 postponed (March 17)
VBA office closure (currently through March 27) (March 16)

Virginia Action

Consumer alert on scams related to the federal stimulus package (March 27)

Opinion on local government assemblies (March 20)

Rules loosened on Virginia unemployment claims (March 17)

Virginia State Bar updates

COVID-19 page for the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission

Court Resources

Virginia judicial emergency extended through April 26

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

U.S. Bankruptcy Court-Eastern District

U.S. Bankruptcy Court-Western District of Virginia

Virginia State Courts by Locality

Tolling of Appellate Deadlines (March 20)

Financing

Paycheck Protection Program Application (April 2)

Program information sheet for borrowers (April 2)

Virginia eligible for Small Business Administration disaster loan assistance (3/19/2020)

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan application process (video)

Disaster loan assistance

Virginia individual and corporate income tax payments now due June 1 (with interest); filings still due May 1

Federal student loan relief - from CNBC (March 24/26)

Federal Student Aid website

Federal Action

Payroll Tax Credits for small and mid-sized businesses - from the U.S. Treasury, IRS and Labor (added March 27; mentioned on March 27 VBA conference call)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201. See also Department of Labor below.

Guidance on the FFCRA (April 2)

Venable LLP's take on the act

IRS Tax Day now July 15 for filing and payments

More IRS

Employee Retention Tax Credit FAQs (April 1)

U.S. Department of Labor

DOL Guidance on Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave (March 24)

Additional guidance (March 28) and (March 26)

Temporary rule and other links regarding the FFCRA that became effective 4 /1, from the department's Wage and Hour Division (April 1)

Post this notice about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in office spaces and share with remote workers by April 1

FAQs about the notice

Guidance on Essential, Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Resources

Virginia Department of Health Coronavirus Updates

Virginia Local Health Districts

EEOC Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act

From the National Association of Bar Executives:

FastCase COVID-19 Resources

Vendors and Platforms for Electronic Meetings - None is endorsed by the VBA. Theses are provided for information purposes.

Zoom

GoToMeeting

Uber Conference

BlueJeans

Skype

Google Conferencing

Meeting Bridge

Member-to-Member Resources

News insights on COVID-19 from Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

Narrow your search through keywords in addition to coronavirus, such as General Employment, Healthcare, Business, or Public Companies

Woods Rogers PLC COVID-19 Page - updated daily

Venable LLP's COVID-19 Page

IslerDare PC's COVID-19 Outbreak - Employer Resources (added March 27). See especially its First Families Coronavirus Response Act users guide with FAQs.

How Telehealth Regulations have changed in Virginia and the Carolinas during the COVID-19 emergency - from Williams Mullen

Chart summarizing the employment and employee benefit provisions under COVID-19-related legislation as of March 31, 2020 - from Williams Mullen (April 1). 

Law Practice Resources

List of free products and services to support legal professionals during the coronavirus crisis - from Bob Ambrogi at LawSites (added March 25)

ABA Blueprint video channel on WFH (Working From Home) (added March 25)

EEOC: What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19

Tips for Managing Your Law Practice - with permission from the South Carolina Bar Association

Prioritizing in a Pandemic for Law Firms - YouTube video from the North Carolina Bar Association

Reassuring Clients You're Prepared - From AttorneyatWork

Resources for In-House Counsel - from the Association of Corporate Counsel

Tech Issues for Lawyers Working at Home - from Sensei Enterprises, Inc., in Fairfax

COVID-19 Awareness, Response, and Workplace Policies (Part 1) - from the North Carolina Bar Association

Outlets For Attorneys and Wellness

Resources from the Virginia Lawyers' Wellness Initiative (April 2)

Virginia Free Legal Answers

JusticeServer - assist legal aid offices with cases

Virginia Judges & Lawyers Assistance Program

Virginia Lawyers’ Wellness Initiative and the Virginia Law Foundation offer no-cost online CLEs on wellness topics. See

Wellness in the Legal Profession

Coping resources - from The Florida Bar

UVA's Contemplative Sciences Center has free, online, public classes on mindfulness, meditation, yoga, tai chi and others.

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