The recent current events surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) have left many people unable to work, and has forced businesses to close. This suggested idea of social distancing, brought upon us to minimize the spread of the virus, has required many individuals, including our Schorr Law attorneys and staff, to work from home. How is this possible? Does this affect my case/ matter? Can Schorr Law provide uninterrupted service?
The answer is generally no – we continue to litigate with full force.
That said, this pandemic has caused many of the courts to close temporarily and only offer limited services. The limited services include: Probate Ex Parte Hearings, Probate Emergency Petitions for Temporary Conservatorship and Guardianship, Civil and Family Temporary Restraining Orders, and more (visit your county’s court website to find out more information). This means some of your hearings may be continued to a later date. Other things such as Arbitration Hearings, Mediations, and Depositions have temporarily come to a halt but are likely to resume shortly as everyone transitions to videoconferencing. Our firm has been active on Zoom (a video conferencing service) for the past two weeks and are finding it a remarkable communication device and we are actually enjoying the connectivity it provides. We are ready to videoconference with clients, prospective clients, judges, arbitrators, mediators, and wherever the need arises.
So, in this sense, yes; COVID-19 will affect your case, and probably already has. But, not like other industries and not in such a major way. We have adapted quickly and are not letting this virus impair our work. We continue to work for our clients with full force.
How We’re Supporting Clients and Providing Uninterrupted Service
Schorr Law implemented a plan in early March to ensure that all active and new clients will still be able to get legal counsel and representation. Thankfully, technology has allowed us to file things electronically to the courts, correspond via email, and sign electronically if need be. Schorr Law already uses a cloud-based system to work as part of our daily practice making it easier than ever to work remotely. We also use a Case Management software, MyCase, so that clients are informed and up to date on what is going on in their case. We are still able to take phone calls from clients, potential clients, and opposing counsel as well. That has not been interrupted. We understand some of you prefer face to face interaction, which is why Schorr Law is now offering video conferencing through Zoom.
If you or a loved one has been affected by COVID-19 in any way, shape, or form (we are all affected in some way), please let one of your attorneys know. We want to make sure you are okay and can continue with your case.
We’re Here to Help
These current events impact us all. We are doing everything we can not only to ensure our employees are healthy and safe, but also to keep your case/matter going without uninterrupted service. Please contact our office at (310) 954-1977 with any questions or concerns. Wishing you all great health and positivity during these harsh times.
We fight on.
– Schorr Law.