COVID-19 Response Resources
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Below is an alphabetical listing of Boston Chapter ALA Business Partner Resources.

ABA Retirement Funds Program

We hope that you and those close to you are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. In an effort to support the legal community, we have set up a special page on our website to house information relating to COVID‑19 including retirement plan and investment related information. You can find that page at this link:  https://abaretirement.com/covid-19-market-impact/

Accufile

As you and your team are working remote, our Accudesk virtual research team of top tier credentialed professional law librarians, are ready to support your research needs in areas of public records searches; locating legal and scientific documents; news searches on people, companies, current events; social media searches; primary law, intellectual property - patents, applications, translations, copyright, trademarks; etc. 

From Accufile’s, The Information Management Blog, some helpful COVID-19 resources;

Adtech Systems

The ALA resource for “All Things Video Conferencing”. Whether you are looking to host your next Zoom town hall with clients, want to enable your employees with video conference licensing, or it is time for a companywide video deployment, Adtech System can assist. We can help develop the right video solution to address your security and ease of use needs.

Adtech is working with our customers to help address the new video collaboration and conference space requirements as employees return to the office. I imagine that these back-to-work issues are on your radar, so here is a helpful resource. It explores several of these issues, including: no touch/low touch conference rooms, the role of digital signage, sensors and more.

Visit us at www.adtechsystems.com or call 978-261-1079. 

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BostonbeaN

BostonbeaN has been known as being the premier provider of coffee, cold brew, snacks and pantry services in the greater Boston area for over 30 years.  
Since the Pandemic started and the office environment has been vacant we have pivoted into PPE products and more specifically a product called NanoSeptic

If your role at your company is part of the safety committee that is responsible for making sure your environment is as healthy as possible for your employees that are returning to their workspace you need to know about NanoSeptc
Please message me (
mmignon@hitbrew.comand we can set up a call to discuss the service program that BostonbeaN provides for our new and existing clients.

https://bostonbeancoffee.com/2020/07/29/nanoseptic-safe-and-clean/

BostonbeaN PPE Flyer

Breakaway Courier Systems of Boston

Breakaway Courier is fully operational Monday through Saturday for on-demand delivery requests by bike messenger or vehicle driver. Please call us at 617-426-7575 or visit our website at BreakawayBoston.com

Comprehensive Benefit Administrators

For the latest COVID-19 updates, please check out Alera Group’s Resource Center.  https://aleragroup.com/coronavirus/

Cresa

Cresa has developed the following resource documents: COVID-19 Workforce Reentry Planning Tool & Rent Relief: Strategies for Leased Locations

EcoScribe Solutions

EcoScribe Solutions is here to help with your remote depositions as your office gets back to business. EcoScribe has been virtual since the start, and we will assist in making your depositions run seamlessly in any way that we can.

Https://www.ecoscribesolutions.com

Furnished Quarters

If you have friends, family, colleagues or anyone you know who's in need temporary accommodations – whether they’re on the front line, self-isolating or trying to work without distractions – refer them to Furnished Quarters. We'll meet their budget and find them a convenient, comfortable furnished apartment.

All apartments are move-in ready with everything included – utilities, Wi-Fi, cable, phone, furniture, houseware, kitchenware and linens. We're able to accommodate flexible arrival and departure dates, as well as changes to your dates of stay.  https://go.furnishedquarters.com/COVID-19

Furnished Quarters Housing Inquiry Form: https://bit.ly/FQ_ALABoston click to request accommodations

Harbor Networks

As a provider of VoIP Telephone systems, we are getting many inquiries asking for consultation on moving their Law Firm’s phone system into the “Cloud”. I’m happy to have a chat individually, or if many firms would like to get together, we will provide some Webinars. Please contact me: timb@harbornetworks.com

Hays Companies

Organizations across the country are preparing for their workforces to return to the workplace; some essential workforces are already there. However, returning to the workplace does not mean returning to daily normalcy. To address returning employee safety and concerns, Hays Companies has prepared a toolkit to help mitigate and navigate the risk of COVID-19 exposure. Download here:  https://info.hayscompanies.com/en/return-to-the-workplace

Haworth

Haworth, an ALA member partner and global leader in the contract furnishings industry, is here to help support you and your staff as we all adapt to a "new normal".  The location of where you work may have changed, but HOW YOU WORK DOESN"T HAVE TO.  Whether your staff is working from home or slowly making a return to the office, it is important to make sure everyone's workspace encourages productivity by providing comfort and the proper support.  When employees feel better - they work better.  See below for more information on how Haworth can help you meet these needs.

  • Furnishings and Workplace Tools
    • Check out our online store to view our most popular at-home office furnishings (Shop Haworth Store).
  • Corporate Programs
    • Let us put a program together for your employees to buy Haworth's award-winning ergonomic seating, tables, and workplace tools online with a corporate discount.  Contact jason.helmer@haworth.com to discuss in more details.
  • Returning to the Office
    • Haworth's goal is to provide ALA members with a personalized experience in assisting with their return to work plan.  Haworth and their local dealer partner, Environments At Work, are making available to ALA members an opportunity to connect directly with their Workplace Strategists.  Contact Jason Helmer to schedule your workplace strategy call or virtual meeting.  

Hub International New England, Inc.

Hub is pleased to provide the following eBooks as resources for members:

Humanscale

Humanscale offers members a special discount code for home office purchases for additional 30% off, and freight free! Visit https://www.humanscale.com/work-from-home/guide.cfm and e nter WFH30-ALA promo code at Check Out.

Regardless of what we use for the home office, are we using it correctly and working in a safe, healthy way? Humanscale has four unique programs for firms/individuals to get ergonomic guidance, training, and assessments specific to their needs at home. See https://www.humanscale.com/ergonomic-consulting/ergonomic-consulting-services/work-from-home.cfm

JOHNLEONARD

JOHNLEONARD is aware that due to the uncertain circumstances created by the COVID-19 Pandemic, a number of firms are being faced with the very difficult decision of laying off some of their employees and we understand that, if this is indeed a decision you must take, it is done so with a very heavy heart. To be as supportive as possible and in consultation with the Chapter leadership, JOHNLEONARD is offering our Outplacement Services free of charge to all ALA Boston Chapter members. 

The attached information explaining our services and our joint commitment to supporting any displaced employee during these difficult times, is being provided so that it can be given to those impacted individuals in your firm, across all job categories and levels.

National Institute for Trial Advocacy

The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) is in a unique position to help law firms with professional development solutions to help in today’s COVID-19 environment:

NECS

NECS provides ALA with printers and copiers for your remote workers. In addition, as part of the new COVID-19 concerns, we wanted to make you aware of a new personnel management solution that NECS is now offering, in partnership with HP & Meridian. These new temperature verification devices are used to detect personnel entering a worksite, and who might have a fever, thus potentially increasing the risk of infecting other workers/clients. These devices are perfect for firms looking for an effective and affordable solution to check their essential workers to increase safety and precaution practices. Please click this link for additional info https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF7yEQ2ZrNg or email  Dennis.Sasso@necsoffice.com for details. NECS is the largest locally owned copier and printer solutions provider in New England - www.necsoffice.com.

Systems Engineering

Remote Workforce Resource Portal  Information and events to help keep your business productive and secure while working remotely. On-demand training and best practices resources available.

Tabush Group

Tabush Group is offering ALA Boston members Boxtop with No Onboarding Fees for the rest of the year!  We are here to help simplify your firm’s IT and answer any tech questions you might have: https://www.tabush.com/boxtop-no-onboarding-fees

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reutersis offering complimentary access to an up to date collection of resources to assist counsel working across jurisdictions through our Global Coronavirus toolkit, COVID-19, pandemics and business interruption content. Please click here  to access the Global Coronavirus toolkit and click here for the entire Thomson Reuters Coronavirus resource center.

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