COVID-19 Update: How We Are Serving and Protecting Our Clients
We are closely tracking the rapidly evolving public health and community concerns related to the new coronavirus or COVID-19. Rest assured that we are taking all available steps to remain accessible to our clients as we continue to act in accordance with their best interests during this difficult time.
Please see below for answers to some frequently asked questions, and feel free to reach out to us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or (419) 244-5106 for assistance with your legal matter.Is your office currently open during normal business hours?
We are working remotely on most cases, but are reachable 24/7. In cases of extraordinary need, we will meet with clients face-to-face. We are always available to meet with clients who are incarcerated and continue to appear in court for our clients.When and how can I contact you?
You may call or text us at (419) 244-5106. You may also email us at email@example.com. We recommend a text or phone call for the fastest response. You may contact us 24/7.What video chat platforms do you offer for clients?
We regularly utilize Zoom and Google Meet, but can use other applications when our clients prefer.Are you accepting new clients?
Yes. We continue to be available to assist you.My loved one is incarcerated, and I am scared for their safety. Can you help?
We will review the case based upon the Governor’s recent guidance. Our office has been very successful at securing the release of prisoners.How can I get updates regarding the status of my case or legal matter?
If you are a current or potential client, please reach out and we will be happy to answer your questions. If you are represented by someone else, or are just looking to find information, we recommend checking the webpage for the court in which your case is pending.Are courts of law still open in my area? Will my court date be rescheduled? What if I can’t come to court because I’m sick or quarantined?
Courts remain open, but cases are handled in a modified manner. Many courts are handling arraignments and pretrial in writing, by phone, or by video. Low-level, non-violent offenses are often being continued, and prosecutors are even dismissing some, with plans to possibly refile the cases later.
Please reach out to your attorney and indicate how you want your cases to proceed. For some of our clients, it is in their best interest that we continue to move the case towards a resolution. For others, we seek continuances until the crisis is over. Courts have been receptive to both reasoned approaches.
If you are sick or quarantined, please inform your attorney and do not appear at court. We will seek a continuance on your behalf. If you are currently unrepresented, please call your court before appearing. For everyone’s health and safety, please follow your doctor’s orders regarding quarantine.Will scheduled depositions, mediation, arbitration, or settlement negotiations occur as planned?
In most of our cases, courts have deemed these matters non-emergency and have set new dates to protect your health and safety. Please contact our office for your new date.
However, your case may be able to progress even without formal, face-to-face process. We are in daily contact with the courts and with other attorneys. Please contact our office regarding your case. This is an advantageous time to seek settlements.
Again, please feel free to reach out to us with questions at any time, and see the following links below for CDC, state, and/or local updates regarding public health orders, court operations, and other information.