While we all grapple with the evolving COVID-19 developments, the health and well-being of our clients (current and potential), staff, family, and friends continue to be our top concern. We are taking precautions to minimize risk while remaining fully operational. The firm is monitoring updates by federal and local authorities. We continue to be available to tend to the matters that mean the most to our clients. So we want you to know:
Our offices remain open. As of today, our building remains open and we have implemented best hygiene practices throughout our office. However, please note that we are requesting that any in-office appointments be set telephonically or via video conferencing through Zoom.
We’re still at work. We have implemented contingency plans that permit our attorneys and staff to work remotely and securely. In the interests of the safety of our staff and clients, we have limited the number of staff who are working in the office currently. However, this can change at any time. Everyone at our firm is committed to responding as quickly as possible to any of your legal needs. While the Courts have largely closed, many cases are continuing to proceed through electronic mail, video, or telephonic conferencing on open matters. Any clients impacted by these procedures will be kept apprised of all developments.
Remote Access. We’re using technology to accommodate clients with available video-conferencing and we currently have electronic signing of documents as an option for convenience. We are grateful for all of our clients and will continue to be a resource however we can. For now, please understand that the safety of our employees and their families are also critical, and we wish everyone patience and health during this time.
If a loved one is incarcerated, we have permission to hold secure and confidential telephone conversations. We can also accept collect telephone calls from the detention facilities. For less confidential communication, we are using email and text messaging. However we communicate, rest assured that your loved one will be able to talk to his or her lawyer whenever necessary.
Please feel free to contact us at our direct office line 404-881-5335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or wish to discuss your case. Our office hours remain the same plus we can accommodate any special needs.
Yours very truly,
Steven P. Berne