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The vast majority of attorneys in New Jersey are solo or small-firm practitioners. Get advice, checklists, and more.

Unemployment Insurance: relief for workers impacted by COVID-19
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) advised self-employed workers about new economic assistance that may be available to help. Two federal programs may provide some aid and be available to workers who are impacted by COVID-19 who cannot receive regular unemployment benefits. 
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SBA Loan Information

Below are links to plain language FAQs on the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Sheet: Nonprofit Borrowers – 4.7.20
Paycheck Protection Program: FAQs for Small Businesses – 4.10.20
NJ Chamber of Commerce - Latest Coronavirus News for New Jersey Businesses - April 3, 2020

New Jersey SBA Participating Lenders List
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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
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Paycheck Protection Program- Application Form
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Small Business Paycheck Protection Plan - Overview
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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Sheet: Borrowers
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Webinar Recording
Navigating Your Solo/Small Firm Through The Coronavirus Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion With Real Results

Features the leadership of the NJSBA Solo and Small-Firm Section talking on topics like technology needed to work safely from home, handling client contact, concerns as small business owners, strategies for work-from-home success, and more. 
Recorded Thursday, March 19
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Articles and NJSBA Blogs   
Zoom Bulletin - Best Practices to Stay Cyber Safe on Zoom - April 3, 2020
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The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act
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Eight Tips for Working From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Members of the Solo and Small-Firm section share their top tips for working from home. 
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NJSBA PracticeHQ Provides Information on How to Protect Yourself Online During Telework
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NJSBA PracticeHQ Offers Useful Resources to Help During Business Disruptions (login required)
As the New Jersey legal community scrambles to adjust to a new way of working during the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) has free resources for members. PracticeHQ, a new legal practice management platform, has a wealth of useful articles, comparison charts and tutorials that can help with running a legal practice from home.
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While Being Vigilant About Novel Coronavirus, Stay Alert on Malware and Phishing Scams
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How Are You Working? Law Firms Take Varied Approaches to Working in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic
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NJSBA Solo and Small-Firm Practitioner Resource Center

Much of the information here is still useful and relevant, even in this time. Take a tour through what the NJSBA has to offer the practitioners who make up the vast majority of the state’s legal profession.
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