October 26, 2020

Resources for Lawyers & Law Firms

Disasters come in all shapes and sizes, from a burst pipe to a “Katrina sized” event. Regardless of the size and scope, lawyers must take steps to protect their practices and serve their clients – and possibly other victims affected by a disaster. The resources below will help lawyers and firms prepare for and respond to disasters.

Pandemic Resources

ABA Entity COVID-19 Resources 

Technology Resources

The ABA Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) has articles and resources concerning disaster preparedness on their blog Law Technology Today. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for emerging updates.

Disaster Planning and Recovery for Law Firms

Law Practice Resources

In light of the disasters caused by recent hurricanes, along with various other natural disasters, we have seen many lawyers and law firms severely impacted – some law firms have been destroyed by these disasters. Visit the ABA Law Practice Division Disaster Resources page to find tips for planning for a disaster and tips for disaster recovery, with more resources to follow.

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources for the Legal Profession

Following a disaster it is normal to feel sad, angry, and overwhelmed.  The ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance can   identify local and state assistance programs to help you cope with the effects of a disaster and offer additional mental health resources to assist you in addressing the impact of COVID-19.

Keep in Touch with the ABA

If you are an ABA member and have been temporarily or permanently dislocated due to a disaster, please contact the ABA service center (1-800-285-2221) or go on line to change your address.