We at Brandli Law feel a sense of duty to our clients and to the community as a whole to act responsibly in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, also known as the Novel Coronavirus. We are implementing the following policies. These policies are designed to prevent Brandli Law from being a source of virus transmission, and recognize the current belief that much of the virus transmission occurs among persons not yet showing symptoms.
Communication is often more effective in in-person meetings than in phone calls. In the past, we have encouraged in-person meetings where practical. We now encourage phone meetings. However, we will meet with persons in the office if desired, with the following policies:
We will be happy to remind you of these policies. Please keep in mind that these policies are not really meant to protect us. They are meant to protect everyone in our society, especially those who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.
We at Brandli Law keep documents electronically as much as is possible. Nevertheless, our society still deals in paper. We ask our clients to do the following:
We always accept cash, check, or credit card payments. During this time, we encourage credit card payments to avoid passing paper. Cash is particularly worrisome as a virus transmission vector. However, we will continue to accept all forms of payment and will take steps to avoid transmission of virus that may be present.
As of this writing, we have not received any word from San Juan County Superior or District Court concerning major changes in operation. However, we expect such changes shortly. We will update our policies as we receive this information.
We have encouraged clients to attend their hearings even when unnecessary to demonstrate that they care about their cases. However, CourtCall is available to allow clients to listen to the proceedings telephonically rather than attend their hearings. There is a charge for CourtCall. Speak to Brandli Law about whether it is advisable to attend a hearing in-person or by CourtCall.
We welcome feedback on this policy, and will adjust the policy as we learn more both from experts and from our clients.
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