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Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for our members’ wellbeing and their businesses

3 April 2020

With the continued spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we're focusing on supporting our members' safety and wellbeing. We’re monitoring the situation and listening to your concerns.

With the move to remote working and cancellation of face-to-face events, we'll be providing more online support and virtual events.

There are a range of resources to help you:

Information and guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and updates

Support services for solicitors

Stress and mental health

Advice for firms facing financial difficulty

Cybersecurity guidance

Podcasts, blogs and features

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – some preliminary risk advice

Coronavirus and data protection

Working from home and wellbeing

Cybersecurity when working from home

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Support and information from LawCare

Support on working from home

LawCare contacts:

Helpline: 0800 279 6888

Email: support@lawcare.org.uk

Access live chat

Junior Lawyers Division resilience resources

Resilience and wellbeing

Support from our partners

We work in partnership with carefully selected commercial organisations that have identified offers and opportunities that may be relevant to our members in the current challenging time. We'll update this list when we hear of other offers that may help you and your business.

Guidance on staying cyber-secure while working remotely

Firms are now operating remote/home working arrangements. This can dramatically increase your exposure to cyber attacks, sometimes with serious consequences. Our cybersecurity partner Mitigo provides guidance on staying cyber-secure while remote working.

Clio COVID-19 Legal Relief Initiative

In response to the COVID-19 situation, our partner Clio has launched a $1 million COVID-19 Legal Relief Initiative. It's providing financial aid, subsidised legal technology, and educational support to the global legal community.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, visit the initiative page to learn more or apply.

Why now is the perfect time for lawyers to reflect on learning and development

While adapting to new working patterns away from the customary office environment, we might find ourselves with some free time. The SRA conducted a thematic review of the new ‘continued competence’ regime recently, so now is an excellent time to reflect on this and catch up on reading and knowledge.

Read more from our partner SIFA

Cash flow management and COVID-19

Understanding your business’s cash flow is even more important during this time of crisis. Find out where to begin by reading Armstrong Watson's top tips to help you deal with the challenges ahead.

Read more from our partner Armstrong Watson

CISCO

CISCO is offering members free access and advice on using and maximising the benefits of its webex conferencing platform. Sign up for free and find advice on how to use it.

Safelink – Jersey Post

Safelink is offering members of the Law Society discounted rates and extra features for its secure legal portal.

It's offering extra features specific to the legal community and branded as a secure legal portal where users can:

  • share files with clients, colleagues and other third parties
  • send and receive secure messaging (combat phishing scams)
  • contract with parties through integrated digital signatures within the portal
  • keep track of all activity through detailed audit reports
  • conduct due diligence exercises
  • revise documents
  • create bundles for contentious matters or other purposes (court, witness statements, affidavits, exhibits etc)

This can be set up for free with the law firm's brand in Safelink's highly encrypted environment on UK servers with all the training, support and guidance that's needed.

It includes 512MB of free usage for all who take up the offer for three months. Any additional usage would be charged at discounted rates.

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