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.

Settlement Agreements

We use the following forms as a starting point for creating individualized settlement agreements at the end of a mediation or other dispute resolution process. These are for non-family cases (such as an employment or business dispute); click here for family law resources and forms or alternative dispute resolution – family.

Memorandum of Understanding – this form is often used at the end of a mediation to memorialize the basic terms of an agreement when there is not enough time for the parties to draft a detailed settlement agreement.

Settlement Agreement – this form contains some of the detail needed for a formal settlement agreement. Please bear in mind that there is no single, standard form suitable for settlement of all cases.

Severance Agreement – this form contains terms that might be useful in the settlement of an employment termination case.

Disclaimer – Please note: The purpose of providing these forms and other materials is not to provide legal advice. Please consult with counsel – either at BLC or other counsel – about these forms to see whether they are appropriate for your particular circumstances.