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The recent outbreak of COVID-19 is a concern to all of us at Coleman & Horowitt, LLP, as is the health and well-being of our clients and employees. We, like many other companies throughout the country, are monitoring the progress of the disease and taking steps to protect our clients and employees from the effects of this potentially deadly disease…
We will do our part to follow the government’s guidelines. We have implemented the following steps, and you can expect us to do more in the future:
- Our firm’s attorneys and staff are able to work remotely and will do so when circumstances permit.
- Any firm employee will be given an extended leave of absence if symptoms of COVID-19 appear or if they have been in contact with someone exposed (or believed to have been exposed) to COVID-19, to permit an effective self-quarantine.
- We will use available alternatives to in-person meetings, including telephone calls or video conferencing. Our firm’s voice mail system already sends e-mails to advise attorneys that a call has been received so our attorneys can timely respond to the needs of our clients and courts.
- Arbitrations, mediations, depositions, court hearings and trials are likely to be continued as the government issues more restrictions in meetings. We will keep you advised of any such continuances.
- Our offices will be cleaned and disinfected more often.
You can expect that over the next few months, the government in general, and State and Federal courts in particular, will take actions to minimize the spread of the virus. Civil trials and court hearings will be postponed until the threat of the epidemic has passed. If motions are not continued, they may be held by video or conference calls rather than in-person appearances. Where a deposition is needed to preserve evidence, arrangements can be made to conduct deposition by phone or video conferencing.
We will also be available to any questions you may have about employee policies that may be impacted by the epidemic. You may call (559) 248-4820 to get your questions answered.
Darryl J. Horowitt,