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

Madison “Matt” Thompson, B.S. (Northeastern) has worked for over 30 years in the areas of conflict resolution, diversity, and cultural competency. He has worked with large regional banking institutions, higher education institutions, major teaching hospitals, and community non- profit agencies. Matt has more than 20 years of experience in diversity, inclusion, and cross-cultural competency. He recently joined TMGs panel of neutrals and works with the organizational practice.

Matt most recently served as the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory where a portion of his time was dedicated to the Corporate Diversity Initiative. Before joining Draper and TMG, Matt was Director of Staff Diversity at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was responsible for consulting and collaborating across organizational units to introduce diversity initiatives. He served as a member of the Human Resources Leadership Team and chaired the Council for Staff Diversity. At the University of Massachusetts Boston Matt was Director of Affirmative Action and Multi-Cultural Relations where he was responsible for writing and executing the Affirmative Action Plan and investigating and resolving any discrimination complaints. He wrote “Diversity Guide to UMass Boston” to serve as a recruitment and informational tool for current and prospective staff and students. Matt has also held corporate diversity positions at Shawmut National Corporation and The Boston Company.

While serving as Assistant Vice President of Community Affairs at State Street Bank, Matt oversaw the State Street Foundation and two school partnerships along with other corporate citizenship initiatives. Matt has refined his expertise in cross-cultural mediation issues and regularly trains staff, managers, supervisors, and higher education faculty in dealing with a diverse community and student body. Matt has also been an affiliate of the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration for the past several years and worked on a number of public dialogues and workshops within that role. Certified in Facilitative Leadership®, he is also an affiliate of the Interaction Institute for Social Change based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Matt is completing his M.A in Conflict Resolution from the University of Massachusetts Boston. A graduate of the Northeastern University Physician Assistant Program, Matt has sixteen years clinical experience as a Physician Assistant coupled with ten years in the military health care system. He currently teaches Cultural Competence and Conflict Resolution while serving on the admissions committee for the P.A. program. Matt also serves as a Guest Lecturer to several other Physician Assistant programs throughout the country.