The HNBA Board of Governors, HNBA VIA Fund Board of Directors, and HNBA National Office Team recognize the magnitude of the global pandemic surrounding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its unprecedented impact on our members, partners, community members, and the legal profession overall.
As the National Voice of the Hispanic Legal Community, and a voice for the interests and concerns of our Latinx communities, HNBA and VIA have gathered a list of informational and community resources, including public health information, during this time of national need. We are here to help each other and to stay connected in this time of social distancing.
To help control the spread of COVID-19 and in response to recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the White House, the HNBA National Office Team is teleworking, continuing operations and available through normal means. We encourage you to bookmark this site for easy access and to share the information through your networks. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
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Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. CDC, European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, and National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, national and state authorities, medical sources, and media reports.
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COVID-19 has placed new challenges on legal professionals and students, such as adapting to working (or studying) remotely, keeping in touch with classmates, colleagues and clients, and juggling personal and family obligations.
- Homebound by Coronavirus, Lawyer-Parents Bear Extra Burden (Law.com)
- Coronavirus and Working Remotely: What You Need to Know (Legal Talk Network)
- How to work from home as a lawyer (Clio)
- Coronavirus-Related IT and Remote Work Concerns with Michael Kemps (Legal Management Talk)
- Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Common Sense Media)
- 5 Tips To Balance Remote Working While Your Family Is Also At Home (Forbes)
- Create a Home Learning Routine for Your Child (ABCmouse)
- The single best work-from-home advice I’ve ever received (Association Success)
- Coronavirus resources and information for law students (ABA Law Student Division)
- Google Earth Offers Vivid Virtual Tours of 30 Famous World Heritage Sites (Thrillist)
- Google has opened an interactive Frida Kahlo exhibition (Vogue)
- YMCA Delivery of Critical Services to the Community (YMCA of Metropolitan Washington DC)
- Families First – COVID-19 Constituent Services Toolkit (Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House)
COVID-19 is not only a physical health crisis, but also impacts mental health. Lawyers, students and their families are facing added stress, isolation and anxiety related to the global pandemic. Focusing on overall wellness and having access to support resources is vital during this difficult time.
- Please Don’t Be Guilted Into Being More Productive During The Coronavirus (Huffington Post)
- In a Year Full of Worry and Division, How to Protect Your Mental Health (Law.com)
- Mental Health Resources for the Legal Profession (ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs)
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus (PBS)
- Working from home during coronavirus? Here’s how to stay healthy (CBS News)
- Coronavirus Stress Can Trigger Those With Mental Illness (Psychology Today)
- A routine to help you stay healthy (and sane) while you’re stuck at home (TODAY)
- 11 things everyone should know about getting the novel coronavirus (Vox Media)
- Cuomo: NY to Launch Mental Health Services Amid Coronavirus Anxiety (TIME)
- Working Remotely During COVID-19 – Your Mental Health and Well-being (American Psychiatric Association)
- Food safety, nutrition, and wellness during COVID-19 (Harvard University)
- Virtual Charla – Friday, April 3, 2020, 4PM EST: Achieving Mental Wellness & Managing Anxiety during COVID-19 Crisis (Hispanic Heritage Foundation)
- How to Take Control When You’re Emotionally Overwhelmed (Medium)
Keep your mind fresh! Take a break from working remotely and social distancing, and stay current on the latest legal developments and opportunities on COVID-19 and other relevant topics.
- Trending CLE: COVID-19 Collections (American Bar Association)
- More Legal Resources for COVID-19 (American Bar Association)
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak: What In-House Counsel Need to Know Now in 60 Minutes (Association of Corporate Counsel)
- Network for Public Health Law Webinars
- Upcoming Legal Education Events (National Law Review)
- Legal Preparedness Webinar Series (CDC)
- Access to OUP resources on COVID-19, other coronaviruses, and related topics (Oxford Academic)
- Free Conversations to Keep You Grounded During the COVID-19 Crisis (PCMA)
- Your coronavirus reading list: reader suggestions to bring joy in difficult times (The Guardian)
- How to Use Zoom – Free Video Conferencing & Virtual Meetings (Howfinity – Youtube)
- The Powerhouse Playbook – Virtual Summit, April 1-2, 2020 (Powerhouse Academy)
See below for the latest updates and news surrounding COVID-19 and developments affecting the legal profession.
- COVID:19 Visualizer (Worldometers/Carnegie Mellon University)
- Associations Now: Coronavirus Tracker (American Society of Association Executives)
- COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Communities (Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation)
- Coronavirus Is Forcing Big Law Out of Office—What They Can Learn (Bloomberg Law)
- The high demand for lawyers amid the coronavirus pandemic (ABA Journal)
- Cancellations, Crisis Planning and Clorox: COVID-19 Strikes Legal Community (Law.com)
- Business Continuity Planning During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic (The National Law Review)
- The Impact of the Coronavirus on Legal Education (U.S. News)
- Almost All Law School Students Received Biglaw Offers, But Will Coronavirus Ruin Summer Associate Programs? (Above the Law)
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (U.S. Small Business Administration)
- Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed (IRS)
- COVID-19 Resources for Veterans (Latina Style)
- REAL ID Deadline Pushed Back Due to Coronavirus (USA Today)
- Bloomberg BusinessWeek (first 3 articles free, 3 month intro offer for $6)
First and foremost, take care of your health and protect others by washing your hands frequently and social distancing. Here are some other ways to help in your community.
- How you can help during the coronavirus outbreak (Washington Post)
- Virtual Volunteering: Ways To Volunteer From Home During The Coronavirus Outbreak (WBAL News)
- Find your local food bank (Feeding America)
- Former first lady Michelle Obama’s volunteering ideas (@MichelleObama Instagram)
- Translators Without Borders (TBW)
- Urgent! Volunteers Needed (Red Cross)
Here’s what to know about the COVID-19 scams out there, as well as some precautionary measures you can take to avoid being scammed during the coronavirus outbreak.
- COVID-19 Fraud | DOJ (Department of Justice)
- Avoid Coronavirus Scams (Federal Trade Commission)
- COVID-19 Consumer Warnings and Safety Tips (Federal Communications Commission)
- Coronavirus phishing emails: How to protect against COVID-19 scams (Norton)
- COVID-19 Scam Roundup – Week of 3/16/20 (Tripwire)
- Coronavirus Scam Alert: Watch Out For These Risky COVID-19 Websites And Emails (Forbes)