COVID-19

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From everyone at LAAC, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this time.

If you are looking for resources for the public, please check out LawHelpCA‘s Disaster Relief Information page. 

If you have any resources you recommend we include on this page, please email JMowat@LAAConline.org.

COVID-19 Trainings for Attorneys:

  • DLAC Partner Portal (for password: email jmowat@laaconline.org)
  • National Disaster Legal Aid Advocacy Center created a calendar list of curated online events relevant to the COVID-19 legal aid and pro bono response.
  • PLI is making all of their coronavirus briefings free to the public, so any interested organization or volunteer can access the programming that they make available on this issue. Click here.
  • See LAAC’s trainings calendar for additional upcoming webinars on COVID-19.

Tech COVID-19 Resources:

Technology and Resources to Serve Clients:

Remote Technology and Resources to Work From Home:

Court-related Technology Access:

Employer Resources:

How to serve clients and how to explain COVID-19 work:

  • California Disaster Legal Services (DLAC).
  • California Disaster Legal Services (DLAC COVID-19 resources).
  • Western Center on Law and Poverty, “COVID-19 Information, Response, and Considerations
  • The National Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7/365 crisis counseling & emotional support continues to be available for anyone experiencing distress or other mental health concerns during the ongoing COVID-19 infectious disease outbreak. Calls (1-800-985-5990; press “2” for Spanish) and texts (text TalkWithUs to 66746) are answered by trained counselors from a network of independently operated crisis centers located across the U.S.
  • The Self-Represented Legal Network has a COVID-19 page with resources on remote service delivery, best practices in legal hotlines, and remote pro bono delivery.
  • The National Low Income Housing Coalition is maintaining a COVID-19/Housing and Homelessness News and Resource page here.
  • The National Housing Law Project put together resources for attorneys, advocates, policymakers, and others for assistance during the COVID-19 national public health crisis.  They will continue to update this page with NHLP resources and other resources as they become available.
  • The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) has created a new COVID-19 & Consumer Protections page to provide updates on their current efforts to protect renters, homeowners, and consumers, and advocate for student loan borrowers whose ability to repay their loans may suffer due to lost income, insufficient paid leave, or lack of access to childcare. The NCLC is also offering free access to the digital edition of Surviving Debt: Expert Advice For Getting Out of Financial Trouble, NCLC’s most comprehensive guide to navigating debt for consumers and consumer advocates.
  • The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project released a nationwide map of eviction moratoriums and tenant protectionshttps://covid19-evictions-moratorium-map.glitch.me/. They will keep building on it over the next few weeks and adding new information and policies as they emerge. If you’ve heard of anything you want to add to the map, you can use the “Submit your updates” button to add your knowledge to the map. They will also be working towards translating into multiple languages to increase accessibility.
  • Matthew Desmond and the Eviction Lab and Professor Emily Benfer from Columbia Law School developed a COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard based on the thousands of newly-released emergency orders, declarations, and legislation. They evaluate each state’s matrix of protections and then score the state based on which measures they included to protect renters. Also includes resources for tenants.
  • Voices for Civil Justice has a COVID-19 Media Guidance for Civil Justice Advocates page: https://voicesforciviljustice.org/for-advocates/covid19/.
  • Several legal aid organizations are publishing public facing information. Check out LSNC‘s as an example.

Self-Care Resources:

Listservs:

If you would like to continue to connect with the broader legal aid communities’ response to COVID-19, the info for joining the state and national listservs for legal aid and COVID-19 is below.

Statewide:

  • Use this link to apply for membership and view the message archives
  • If you have trouble joining or have any other questions, contact Bruno at bhuizar@one-justice.org

Statewide, Technology Specific:

National: