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Read the most recent letter from ISBA President Bill Boyd related to the ISBA's actions on COVID-19 (dated March 23, 2020) HERE, and see the compilation of helpful links below.


Impact on Court Services & Legal Access

Summary of modifications to court proceedings from the Judicial Branch - March 30, 2020

In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact Order on Court Services - March 31, 2020 (replaces March 28 order)

Iowa Supreme Court order related to trial delays and Coronavirus - March 14, 2020

Administrative Directive of the State Court Administrator - COVID-19 Action Steps - March 14, 2020

Order from Iowa Supreme Court related to changes with OPR procedure- March 16, 2020

Judicial Branch Procedures for remote appearances - March 17, 2020

Northern District of Iowa Changes in Court Operations - March 16, 2020

Southern District of Iowa Changes in Court Operations - March 16, 2020

Southern District of Iowa Grand Jury Notice - March 16, 2020

Other jurisdictions nationally - impact on court services

Impact on Iowa Office of Professional Regulation + March 27 amendment

Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner order suspending in-person hearings

Attorney General's Office changes to office procedures

U.S. Supreme Court extends filing period

Iowa Legal Aid website on Coronavirus-related legal services assistance

Iowa Judicial Branch website on Coronavirus-related information

Secretary of State releases guidance related to remote notary changes

Iowa Secretary of State press release on remote notaries

Guidance for attorneys from Attorney General re: pandemic


Iowa Public Health Information & State Announcements

State of Iowa COVID-19 Website

Iowa Department of Public Health

Gov. Reynolds issues a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation to fund key services, combat COVID19 spread

Iowa DOT Amends License and Title Requirements During Disaster Declaration

Iowa's governor declared a statewide emergency. An expert explains what that means.

Local Public Health Departments

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration - March 23


National Public Health Information

WHO What is Coronavirus?

CDC Situation Summary

CDC Information for Travelers

CDC Preventing Community Spread

WHO Basic Protective Measures for the Public


Information for Employers/H.R. Implications

WHO Getting Your Workplace Ready

Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Coronavirus Preparedness Checklist

A Resource Guide for Managers and Employees

8 Questions Employers Should Ask About Coronavirus

Social distancing in the workplace

U.S. Dept. of Labor Occupational Safety guidance on COVID-19

Coronavirus Employer Guide from Lockton Insurance

CDC Fact Sheets to Post in Your Office

What are Companies’ Legal Obligations Around Coronavirus?

COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act

Coronavirus and the Workplace – Compliance Issues for Employers

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

HR Quick Take (Davis Brown Law) - Can I take employees temperatures?

HR Quick Take (Davis Brown Law) - Can I temporarily change sick leave policy?

Iowa Workforce Development - Summary of changes to unemployment and workers compensation insurance

Coronavirus and the Workplace: What Employers Need To Know

Preparing for the Unknown – Disaster Preparedness and Business Continuity Planning for Law Firms

Is Your Crisis Communication Plan Ready?

Coronavirus: An Employer’s Action Guide

How BigLaw Can Support Parents During Social Distancing


Serving clients while working remotely

Continuity of Care: Reassuring Clients You’re Prepared for COVID-19

COVID-19: Serving Clients

Loving the Luddites: Serving TechAverse Clients

Working and Meeting in the Age of Social Distancing

Form Letter - Transitioning to electronic documents


Working remotely - Tips for managers and employees

How to Work Remotely as a Lawyer: A Guide

Spousal Non-Disclosure Agreement - sample language from Trent Law Firm

Tips on using Zoom - A webinar

Zoom & Skype call tips (the secrets of video conferences)

Association of Legal Administrators - information on Coronavirus

7 types of tech tools to help lawyers set up virtual offices

9 home office upgrades to improve telecommuting

5 Issues Your Company's Telecommuting Policy Should Address

The 10 rules found in every good remote work policy

Working From Home? Five Productivity Hacks to Help You Get More Done

Virtual togetherness: Use the Right Tools

20 Tips for Working From Home

Video: How to Actually Work...When You’re Working from Home

The Explainer: How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote

8 communication tips for telecommuters to master

Best Practices for Instant Messaging at Work

A compilation of free services or products being offered to attorneys working remotely

Working remotely - Cybersecurity Concerns

Working Remote: Keeping Cybersecurity Top of Mind

Iowa Department of Public Safety - 6 TIPS TO INCREASE CYBER SECURITY

ISBA offering free trial of Trustifi to improve email security while working remotely

Top tips for working more securely from home

Cyber security policy template for law firms and legalprofessionals

Working from home: Cybersecurity tips for remote workers

The Best VPN Services for 2020

Preventing Eavesdropping and Protecting Privacy on Virtual Meetings

Coronavirus: Tech issue for lawyers working from home

Coronavirus Outbreak May Also Put Attorneys at Greater Risk for Cyber Infection


Vendors/Platforms for Teleconferences, Electronic Meetings & Video Conferencing


Uber Conference
Google Conferencing
Meeting Bridge


Tax Implications

Iowa suspends property tax collection, evictions; relaxes or extends deadlines on regulations reaction to coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus Tax Relief - General IRS Information

Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payment

Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020


Estate Planning Resources

National Law Review: Impact of COVID-19 on Estate Planning

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys - Preparing for Coronavirus

Iowa Find-A-Lawyer Medical Power of Attorney Guide

Iowa Find-A-Lawyer Living Wills Guide

People's Law School - Medical Power of Attorney and Living Wills


ABA Resources

Pandemic Resources for Lawyers

ABA Guidance on Disaster Planning

ABA Task Force on Coronavirus


Mental Health Resources

Lawyers are supposed to plan for the worst, so how can you ease COVID-19 anxiety?

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

Iowa Lawyer Assistance Program

Letter from ILAP Board President Dan Moore

If Coronavirus Scares You, Read This to Take Control Over Your Health Anxiety

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

Keeping sane during social distancing


Resources for nonprofits

Virtual and Telephonic Meetings and Other Alternatives to In Person Meetings for Iowa Nonprofit Corporations

Donors and Nonprofits Should “Care” About the Stimulus Bill


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