We have always taken great pride in being responsive to our clients' needs. While our brick and mortar offices have been temporarily closed for regular business, we have kept busy, and have continued to serve our clients without interruption and implementing procedures to address the COVID-19 crisis, while keeping the legal process running as normally as possible.
We are leaning into technology we were already using. Many of our new operating procedures are cost effective and convenient. We use telephone consultations, conference calls and video-conferencing whenever possible. We are mediating with Zoom and other video-conferencing apps and improving our office systems for streamlined and efficient service.
While many deadlines have been suspended or extended, all courts still accept filings. Bankruptcy court hearings, including creditors' meetings, never stopped. The bankruptcy court quickly implemented a procedure for telephonic hearings which has worked very efficiently. Most state court hearings in family and other civil matters were on hold. State courts are now implementing re-opening procedures, which will include video hearings for many types of family matters.
With Connecticut's phased reopening now underway, our physical offices will reopen on July 1st, subject to the following procedures:
We are not unique in finding "silver linings" in the gloom and disruption wrought by the pandemic. Even opportunities for improvement. Many others have not been fortunate. This is far from over, and there will be set backs, but we are all in this together.
We appreciate our clients and look forward to continuing to be of service in this trying time, and into the future.