COVID - CIVIL LEGAL AID RESOURCES

Events

Monday, May 4, 10:00 am - Circuit Court for Baltimore City - Virtual Town Hall with Administrative Judge Audrey Carrión - To utilize the allotted time efficiently, submit proposed questions no later than Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 pm. The questions can be submitted to Phaedra.Norton@mdcourts.gov or Dana.Amato@mdcourts.govClick here to enter the Town Hall.

Funding

  • Grants - Baltimore Community Foundation - Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund (Due May 26 - Legal services specifically mentioned as an example issue)

  • Grants - Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County - Community Crisis Response Fund (Due May 29, $2,500 max)

  • Grants - Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation - Coronavirus Urgent Response Initiative 

  • PPP - Small Business Administration - Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application 

  • Article - Natonal Council of Nonprofits - Review and Recap of Nonprofit Provisions in the HEROES Act

  • Grants - Omidyar Network - COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund
     

  • Chart - NLADA/Justice in Government Project - COVID-19 Updates on Non-LSC Federal Funding that can Support Legal Service Providers and Courts

  • Grants - National Council on Aging - NCOA COVID-19 Community Response Fund

  • Resource List (including volunteers versed in business underwriting who can assist in completing loan applications) - Central Baltimore Partnership - Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Info (Note: many of these programs are out of funding but may receive more in the next round of legislation)
     

  • Article - The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Ask an Expert: Eligibility for Federal Stimulus Funds and the New Charitable Deduction
     

  • Article - The Chronicle of Philanthropy - How the New $300 ‘Universal’ Deduction Works

  • Online Tool - Mindgrub Technologies - Maryland Business Relief Wizard (Find the Right COVID-19 Support Resources for Your Business - more information: Baltimore Business Journal Article)
     

  • Articles and Webinar Recordings - CCS Fundraising - Fundraising Strategies During COVID-19
     

  • Grants - Montgomery County - Public Health Emergency Grant Program (eligibility: must have more than 50% of your employees located in Montgomery County)
     

  • Grants - COVID-19 Response Funding Collaborative of Greater Baltimore - COVID-19 Emergency Response Funds (eligibility: must must be located in and/or serve one or more of the following jurisdictions: Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, and Harford County)
     

  • Grants - Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore - COVID-19 Relief for Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore (eligibility: must serve Somerset, Wicomico and/or Worcester County)
     

  • Grants - Frederick County COVID Collaborative - COVID-19 Emergency Relief Campaign (eligibility: must serve Frederick County) (NOTE: The website includes a deadline of 5/1, but it is recommended you apply by 4/17- FRIDAY)
     

  • Grants - Mid-Shore Community Foundation - COVID-19 Response Fund (eligibility: must be a past grantee of the Foundation)

  • Maryland Department of Labor – COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund (up to $50,000 for equipment and services that will prevent the need for layoffs): http://www.labor.maryland.gov/employment/covidlafund.shtml [NOTE: I confirmed nonprofits are eligible for this program, but they are currently on hold until more funding becomes available – they are still accepting applications]

 

Volunteers

  • Article - Law360 - Downturn An Opportunity For Law Firms To Boost Pro Bono

 

General/ Operations

  • Webinar Recording - Legal Services National Technology Assistance Project - Scanning and Digital Signatures (Remote Legal Services)
     

  • Webinar Recording - Lerch Early Brewer - Your Employees and COVID-19
     

  • Checklist - Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr - Checklist for Health and Safety Planning as Business Resumes

  • Webinar Recordings - Maryland State Bar Association - From now through June 30, 2020, the MSBA is offering free access to 150+ CLE and non-CLE on-demand webinars (coupon code found on this page)
     

  • Survey - Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs - Survey Regarding Services for Immigrants During COVID-19
     

  • Resource - Maryland Department of Labor, Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation - Foreclosure Data Tracker
     

  • Survey - Maryland Nonprofits - Share Your Experience With the Paycheck Protection Program

  • Article - Tech Soup - Keeping Your Nonprofit's Systems Secure During the COVID-19 Pandemic
     

  • Article - Candid - The coronavirus crisis: an unprecedented opportunity to advance authentic disability inclusion in our sector and beyond
     

  • Article - New York Times - When Court Moves Online, Do Dress Codes Still Matter?
     

  • Article - American Bar Association - COVID-19 prompts ABA to urge limited practice for law grads
     

  • Resource List - American Bar Association - COVID-19 and Family Law Issues
     

  • Article - National Center for Medical Legal Partnership - 8 Things Every Medical-Legal Partnership Can Do Right Now to Respond to COVID-19

  • Resource List - American Bar Association - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force
     

  • Article - Forbes - Companies: Now Is Not The Time To Put Diversity And Inclusion On The Back Burner
     

  • Resource List - Self-Represented Litigant Network - Remote Service Delivery
     

  • Resource List/Sample Policies - MIE - COVID-19 Resources
     

  • Article - The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Nonprofit Crisis Management: A Checklist

  • MLSC Grantees Service Status (continues to be updated via email)

 

Webinars

Week of May 18

 

Week of May 11

Week of May 4

  • Monday, May 4, 9:00 am - American Bar Association - Assisting Refugees through the use of Technology (free for ABA members, $15 for non-members)

  • Monday, May 4, 11:00 am - Maryland Nonprofits - You Have a PPP Loan, Now What? (free for members, sliding scale fee for others)
     

  • Monday, May 4, 12:00 pm - American Bar Association - Appellate Advocacy in the Age of COVID-19 (free for ABA members, $199 for non-members)
     

  • Monday, May 4, 12:00 pm - Maryland Nonprofits - Adapting Your Fundraising Strategy During COVID-19 (free for members, sliding scale fee for others)​​

Week of April 27

  • Monday, April 27, 12:00 pm - Maryland Nonprofits - Adapting Your Fundraising Strategy During COVID-19 (free for members, sliding scale fee for others)
     

  • Monday, April 27, 3:00 pm - PLI - Impacts of COVID-19 on Immigrant Communities
     

  • Tuesday, April 28, 1:30 pm - American Bar Association - Effective Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation Using Remote Technology Tools ($100 for ABA members, $150 for non-members)
     

  • Tuesday, April 28, 3:00 pm - American Bar Association - Report from the Field: Domestic Violence Survivors & the Impact of COVID-19
     

  • Tuesday, April 28, 6:00 pm - American Bar Association - Effective Networking While Social Distancing
     

  • Wednesday, April 29, 12:00 pm - American Bar Association - Young Lawyers: The Personal Balance for Well-Being
     

  • Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 pm - Maryland State Bar Association - Custody & Visitation Issues During the Pandemic
     

  • Thursday, April 30, 10:00 am - Maryland Nonprofits - COVID 19: A Matter of Equity; A Conversation with Marc Morial, National Urban League (free for members, sliding scale fee for others)
     

  • Thursday, April 30, 12:00 pm - Baltimore County Bar Association - Emotional Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic
     

  • Thursday, April 30, 1:00 pm - American Bar Association - Impact of COVID-19 Legislation on Federal Employment and Payroll Taxes (free for ABA members, $50 for non-members)
     

  • Thursday, April 30, 1:00 pm - American Bar Association - Navigating Virtual Hearings in the Age of COVID-19 (free for ABA members, $199 for non-members)
     

  • Thursday, April 30, 1:00 pm - Legal Services Corporation - Online Content Creation Workshop for Legal Services
     

  • Thursday, April 30, 3:00 pm - American Bar Association - The Price Paid for Brown: Desegregation and the Expulsion of Black Teachers — Implications Then & Now
     

  • Friday, May 1, 1:00 pm - Maryland State Bar Association - A Brave New World: Remote Execution of Estate Planning Documents

  • Friday, May 1, 11:00 am - Whitman-Walker Health - Pro Bono Immigration Webinar: Adjustment of Status for Asylees and Refugees

Week of April 20

  • Monday, April 20, 11:00 am - Baltimore County Bar Association - Working Remotely in the Law & Video-Communications During the Time of COVID-19 & Beyond
     

  • Monday, April 20, 1:00 pm - American Bar Association - Protecting Safety-Net Public Benefits During the Pandemic
     

  • Tuesday, April 21, 9:00 am - Pro Bono Resource Center - Remote Services Technology Roundtable Part 2
     

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2:00 pm - The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Working With Your Board During the Pandemic
     

  • Tuesday, April 21, 3:00 pm - American Bar Association - Fines, Fees and COVID-19
     

  • Wednesday, April 22, 1:00 pm - American Bar Association - Learning for Students with Disabilities in the Time of COVID-19
     

  • Thursday, April 23, 10:00 am - Maryland Nonprofits/Mutual of America - Helping Retirement Plan Sponsors Navigate the CARES Act
     

  • Thursday, April 23, 12:00 pm - Maryland Nonprofits - Remote Work For Your Nonprofit in the Midst of COVID-19 (Note: free for Maryland Nonprofits members, $5-$15 for others)

Week of April 13

  • Tuesday, April 14, 1:00 pm - American Bar Association - Consumer Debtor Protections & Rights for Low-Income Americans During the COVID-19 Pandemic (free for ABA members, $50 for non-members)
     

  • Tuesday, April 14, 1:00 pm - Legal Services National Technology Assistance Project - 50 Practical Remote Work Tech Tips
     

  • Wednesday, April 15, 9:00 am - Maryland State Bar Association - COVID-related Consumer Fraud Issues and Law Enforcement
     

  • Wednesday, April 15, 1:30 pm - Tahirih Justice Center - Pro Bono Network Webinar: COVID-19 Updates and Trauma-Informed, Culturally Responsive Advocacy
     

  • Thursday, April 16, 12:00 pm - Clio - How legal aid organizations can work remotely
     

  • Thursday, April 16, 2:00 pm - American Bar Association - Immigration Policy and Practice during the Coronavirus Pandemic
     

  • Friday, April 17, 3:00 pm - American Bar Association - COVID-19 and Tax Relief for Individuals and Tax-Exempts Under the CARES Act
     

  • Monday, April 20, 1:00 pm - American Bar Association - Protecting Safety-Net Public Benefits During the Pandemic

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Week of March 30

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