I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. And I know the community’s thoughts and prayers are with those members who are struggling during this difficult time. If that’s you, please let us know how we can help. (See below.)
Virtual Community Engagement & Support
It looks like it may be many weeks, if not months, until we can have our next in-person community gathering, so we’ve been thinking about ways we can engage and support one another remotely.
To get the ball rolling (and to collect input one what should come next), we’re pursuing two avenues:
NY Legal Tech Meetup Forum
We’ve launched a new #nylegaltech Forum where members can share thoughts, store notes, memorialize resources, and connect about offers, asks, recommendations, and anything else relating to legal technology and innovation. Join by visiting https://forum.nylegaltech.com. To start out with, we’d love your initial input on a few specific items (see below).
Our Slack Community
We’ve also decided to resuscitate the #nylegaltech Slack community to provide a more real-time and conversational way for members to interact and commune during this period of isolation. You can request to join the Slack community by filling out the form here: https://nylegaltech.com/our-slack-community/.
How Can We Help?
In Need of Support?
If you’re in need of support support during this difficult time (maybe there’s an aid effort you’re involved with requiring volunteers, or maybe you’ve lost your job and are seeking some sort of work to help get you through), let us know here: https://forum.nylegaltech.com/t/requests-for-community-support-during-the-covid-19-crisis/59.
Likewise, if you’re someone who has support to give (maybe you have time to volunteer at a relief effort, or maybe you have the need/resources to hire someone who has lost their job), please share that here: https://forum.nylegaltech.com/t/offers-of-community-support-during-the-covid-19-crisis/60.
What Do You Think?
Additionally, we’d love your input on the following questions:
- What would be the best way to engage and support the community during the COVID-19 crisis? https://forum.nylegaltech.com/
- What companies have made interesting offers/contributions/
promotions during this crisis period? https://forum.nylegaltech.com/ t/corporate-offers- contributions-promotions/18
- Who’s doing the most interesting writing/offering the most interesting analysis of the impact of the crisis on the legal industry? https://forum.nylegaltech.com/
Stay home, stay safe, and stay healthy. We hope to see you all again very soon!