Our clients know we take great pride in being responsive to their situations. During this time of extraordinary challenge we are doubling down on that commitment. First, know that we will be here for you. Without interruption. We are committed to providing the same high level of service for in-person consultations while being diligent about disinfecting and social distancing. We will also be as flexible as your needs require. Together, let's take the following common sense measures.
We are continuing to schedule appointments. Whenever possible we recommend and prioritize telephone consultations, conference calls or video-conferencing. Please do not come to our offices without an appointment, or unless requested. Before scheduling an in-person appointment, we will ask if you have any symptoms usually associated with cold or flu, or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the corona virus.
Currently, state court hearings have been suspended through March 27th, except for some urgent matters. It is presently unknown whether that date will be extended. Most federal hearings, including bankruptcy court hearings, are proceeding as scheduled, but are being conducted by phone for the foreseeable future. All courts still accept filings and are open for most purposes. It's therefore important not to be lulled into complacency about your legal matter.
Much of the technology needed to contain this crisis is technology we are already using. We are leaning into it. We are also working to enhance our technical capabilities. This will make us more efficient and convenient, and allow us to better serve to you in the long run. We appreciate our clients and are grateful for your patience and cooperation in this trying time.