Boston Law Collaborative’s COVID-19 Policy

BLC’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Policy is to provide information and reassurance to help protect all of our clients, guests and employees.

To help protect BLC’s community, we have canceled all upcoming trainings, and will be sending updates once they have been rescheduled.

For those visiting our offices, we are taking precautions by washing our hands, offering hand sanitizer, implementing a “no-handshake policy,” are minimizing communal food, and suggest parties and attendees do not exchange business cards. We are also making sure that our meeting space is thoroughly cleaned before and after each use by wiping down the tables and chairs, and using Lysol spray on items.

For those who do not want to or are unable to make it to an in-person meeting, we have the capacity for videoconferencing or telephone sessions; and during this time period, we will be offering free cancellations.

BLC would like to remind everyone:

  • If you think you have been exposed to someone with the virus or are experiencing symptoms, please do not go out.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

BLC is continuing to monitor updates from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local officials, and will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions in the best interest of our clients and employees.

Collaboration, Settlement, Resolution

“In the long history of humankind those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”
Charles Darwin

“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”
Victor Hugo

“[A]ll disputes (if unhappily any should arise) shall be decided by three impartial and intelligent men known for their probity and understanding; two to be chosen by the disputants, each having the choice of one, and the third by those two — which three men thus chosen, shall unfettered by law, or legal constructions, declare their sense of the Testator’s intention; and such decision is, to all intents and purposes to be as binding on the parties as if it had been given in the Supreme Court of the United States.”
George Washington’s will (setting out the structure of arbitration)

“Clients should understand that it often is to their benefit to trade hope for certainty.”
Goltz, “Settling the Score”, ABA Journal 8/96, p. 90

“Society’s greatest opportunity lies in tapping the human inclination towards collaboration and compromise, in the most creative social experiment of our time.”
Derek Bok, president, Harvard University

“Mieux vaut un mauvais accord qu’un bon proces.” (“Better a poor agreement than a good trial.”)
French expression

“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.”
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

“A good deal is a state of mind.”
Lee Iacocca, American businessman

“There is more power in joined minds than in one mind.”
Anonymous

“We can no longer wait for the storm to pass. We must learn to work in the rain.”
Pete Silas, Phillips Petroleum

I Corinthians 1:5: “I say this to shame you. Can it be that there is not one among you wise enough to be able to settle a case between brothers?”