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 call 631-352-0050 for assistance with your legal matter.
Is your office currently open during normal business hours?
As of March 22, 2020, our physical office in Melvillle, New York is not open, in accordance Governor Cuomo's Executive Order that all non-essential businesses close. But, our staff and attorneys are working from home and have full access to computer systems, files, email, and phones. We continue to provide all our regular legal services. For Covid-19 related services we can assist with, please visit our Covid-19 legal services page.
When and how can I contact you?
All of our business line extensions have been re-routed to our staff and attorneys who are working at home.
What video chat platforms do you offer for clients?
We have many video chat options available for clients to use, including but not limited to Skype, Google, and our telecom providers.
Are you accepting new clients?
How can I get updates regarding the status of my case or legal matter?
We continue to send regular email updates to clients about cases. You can call or email us at any time, also. To stay updated on general firm news, subscribe to our social media channels.
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?
State courts are closed. Federal courts are open, but operating with restrictions. No in-person conferences are taking place in any Court in New York (with some exceptions likely not applicable to your case). Most cases and deadlines, including New York's statute of limitations, have been put off. For issues related to your case specifically, please contact us.
Will scheduled depositions, mediation, arbitration, or settlement negotiations occur as planned?
Most scheduled dates are adjourned. Expect that any date of which you are aware, has been adjourned. We will advise you if there is an upcoming date or deadline which has not been adjourned.
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.