We understand there is a lot of concern around the COVID-19 pandemic and what it may mean for Law Week 2020. We believe that now, more than ever, providing the public with information about their legal rights and responsibilities is extremely important. As a result, we are looking to push ahead with Law Week, and are looking at new ways to deliver vital legal information to the public through a variety of platforms.
Some factors related to COVID-19 which may impact the delivery of events include::
- Restricted movement of the public due to quarantine
- Developing restrictions on non-essential large gatherings of people
- Fears from members of the public about gathering in groups
With these considerations in mind, it may not be ideal to deliver your event in person. Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives to enable you to reach your audience wherever they may be. And if you have access to a smartphone, a quiet room, and an internet connection, you already have all the equipment you need to get your message out there!
Consider your target audience and how else you can reach them. Are they tech savvy enough for a livestream? Or would they be more comfortable chatting over the phone? Use this to inform how you shape your delivery.
If you were planning a presentation, information session or panel discussion you might like to:
- Record on a camera or smartphone and upload it to YouTube
- Livestream the talk on social media through a smartphone
- Host a webinar
- Provide written resources online, or deliver them to mailboxes upon request
- Contact a local radio station to provide content or attend an interview
- Record video or audio on your smartphone and upload it to Dropbox to share
- Record a podcast
- Host an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit for people to submit questions
If you were offering free legal advice appointments you might like to:
- Provide free legal advice sessions over the phone or by Skype
- Prepare a fact sheet with answers to common questions asked by new clients
If you were planning to run an information stand you might like to:
- Provide free one-on-one information sessions over the phone or by Skype
- Record simple information sessions on specific areas of law and share via Dropbox or YouTube
These are just a few options for how you can structure your event so that people can get the information they need remotely.
We will also do what we can to help you get the message out to your audiences through social and mainstream media.
If you have any questions about your event ideas or the delivery of your submitted event at any point, please don’t hesitate to contact us.