COVID Resources

ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities

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STATEMENT

We, at the ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities,  hope you and yours are doing well. These are unprecedented times, and we are all doing our best to thrive while helping family, friends, and local communities remain strong. Each of us face challenges we must overcome.  The ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities is more than just a group of volunteer attorneys. It is a collection of individuals of expertise, experience, and commitment.  You can join us in our effort to help protect our communities affected by utilizing some of the resources we have collected here and on the ABA’s COVID-19 Task Force webpage.

To those who are sacrificing their own safety and well-being in this crisis, we are eternally grateful. We wish you safety and health as you forge ahead to get us to the other side of this pandemic. Your contributions are appreciated, and we thank you in our prayers, hearts, and minds each and every day. Stay strong and THANK YOU!  

Webinar:  Crisis Management for Families – The Impact of COVID-19

This webinar addresses the impact of the Coronavirus and it's impact on domestic relations, worker's compensation, workers' rights, guardianship and powers of attorney.

Co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Civil Rights & Social Justice, and the ABA Hispanic Legal Rights &  Responsibility Commission.

Watch here

Coronavirus Scams and Frauds

Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams.  Read more here.

CRSJ COVID-19 Webinar Series

The Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice has developed a multi-part webinar series exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic highlights critical legal issues of criminal justice, civil rights, human rights, and economic concerns, to name only a few.  

Below are just some of the programs that are  available.  A complete list of programs can be found here.

 

Business Assistance for Lawyers and Law Firms During COVID-19 

Information on forgivable loans, disaster loans, grants, tax benefits, and more.   Visit Justia Legal Marketing & Technology  to read more.

Answers to common questions to specific issues during the coronavirus.

Link to Q & A

Helpful links

  1. ABA Task force page https://www.americanbar.org/advocacy/the-aba-task-force-on-legal-needs-arising-out-of-the-2020-pandem/
  2. Disaster Relief page https://www.americanbar.org/groups/committees/disaster/resources/resources_for_lawyers_law_firms/
  3. Small Business Administration resources en espanol  https://www.sba.gov/espanol
  4. CARES ACT overview
    1. Article: Federal Trade Commission Says Nearly $6 Million Lost to Coronavirus Fraud
  5. Client Resources https://www.cliffordlaw.com/covid-19-client-resources
  6. Resources for the Disabled communityhttps://www.accessliving.org/our-services/covid-19-resources-for-the-disability-community/
  7. Legal Aid Chicago