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.

Our Team

Karen A. Richards

ADR Case Manager and Paralegal

Karen A. Richards is the ADR Case Manager and a paralegal at Boston Law Collaborative. Karen also administers BLC’s  ADR Panel.

A trained mediator, Karen has experience mediating a wide range of cases in the Brighton District Court. She is also frequently asked to serve as a role play coach and teaching team member for dispute resolution trainings including BLC’s mediation skills trainings, MCLE’s Family Law Mediation Workshop, and Harvard Law School’s Diversity and Dispute Resolution seminar.

Karen received a bachelor’s degree in legal studies and her Graduate Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Massachusetts Boston McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. Prior to working at BLC, Karen worked as a paralegal for 16 years, working almost exclusively in family law matters.