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 240-467-5741 for assistance with your legal matter.Is your office currently open during normal business hours?
Yes.When and how can I contact you?
Via phone, email or text.What video chat platforms do you offer for clients?
FaceTime, Zoom and Skype.Are you accepting new clients?
Yes.How can I get updates regarding the status of my case or legal matter?
Same as always: Call the office or email Eric.Are courts of law still open in my area?
Yes, but for civil cases like Eric's client's cases, only for filing papers.Will my court date be rescheduled?
Probably, but it depends on how far out in time it is currently scheduled.What if I can't come to court because I'm sick or quarantined?
Eric will seek a postponement for you.Will scheduled depositions, mediation, arbitration, settlement negotiations or trials occur as planned?
Not likely. Again, this depends on how far out in time the event is currently scheduled, but the pandemic has created a fluid situation as courts are frequently changing their operating status. Some insurance company adjusters are working remotely, others are not. As you would expect, Eric cannot negotiate without having a negotiating partner who has authority to resolve his client's case.What if I have papers that I need to sign or have notarized?
For the health of all concerned, Eric is trying to limit in-person contacts. So, to the extent possible, his clients have been using email or faxes to exchange documents. Alternatively, they have been dropping papers off at the office.
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.