Coronavirus Information

Lawyers Alliance provides legal assistance and information to strengthen nonprofits that are providing critical human and social services throughout New York City during the pandemic. We seek to help organizations whose operations were impacted by the coronavirus as well as those participating in response efforts.

We update this webpage with information on evolving COVID-19 relief and recovery activities.

Lawyers Alliance Legal Alerts

Bylaws and Governance

Expediting Nonprofit Governance During the Coronavirus Emergency (updated December 30, 2022)

New York Open Meetings Law - Current Requirements for Videoconferencing (December 22, 2022)

Going Remote? Address Considerations for New York Not-for-Profit Corporations (March 15, 2022)

Frequently Asked Questions: Virtual Board Meetings (updated October 15, 2021)

Frequently Asked Questions: Providing Disaster Relief During the COVID Crisis (April 6, 2020)


Conquering Contracts During the Coronavirus Pandemic FAQs (June 9, 2020)

COVID-19 and Insurance Coverage Considerations for Nonprofits (April 21, 2020)

Contract Considerations for Nonprofits During the Coronavirus Outbreak (March 16, 2020)

Employment and Volunteer Management

COVID-19 FAQs for Nonprofits (updated June 28, 2023)

Compliance with New York COVID-19 Leave Laws (updated June 13, 2023)

End to Form I-9 COVID Flexibility (updated June 12, 2023)

Considerations in Designing a Masking Policy (April 4, 2022)

Considerations in Designing a Remote Work/Work-from-Home Policy (April 4, 2022)

New York State HERO Act and Workplace Safety Plans - What Now? (March 31, 2022)

Running an Internship Program During the COVID-19 Crisis (June 2, 2020)


Unincorporated Nonprofit Associations: Opportunities and Risks (April 16, 2020)

Information Technology and Data Privacy

Youth Protection and Liability Concerns in Remote Learning During COVID-19 Health Emergency (May 14, 2020)

In addition, we refer you to Lawyers Alliance's Resources section for Legal Alerts on ongoing and general topics, such as Employment and Volunteer Management (e.g., Furloughs) and Lobbying and Political Activity Regulation (e.g., Election Season Compliance).

Recorded Webinars

Contract Considerations for Nonprofits During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Coping with COVID: The Latest on Employer Obligations and Best Practices

Guidance on Commercial Leases During the Pandemic

Responding to COVID-19: Reducing Your Workforce

Government and Regulatory Resources

Resources from Nonprofit Capacity Builders

Other Disaster Relief Information

Visit our Disaster Relief webpage for information to help nonprofits impacted by, or helping others affected by, natural and manmade disasters and other tragedies.

When nonprofits are victims or responders to disasters or crises affecting New Yorkers, Lawyers Alliance stands ready to provide immediate assistance through telephone consultations, emergency trainings, and outreach to help nonprofits keep pace with emerging legal issues.

For more information:
Call (212) 219-1800 or contact [email protected]