We are closely tracking the rapidly evolving public health and community concerns related to the new coronavirus or COVID-19. Rest assured that we are taking all available steps to remain accessible to our clients as we continue to act in accordance with their best interests during this difficult time. Please see below for answers to some frequently asked questions, and feel free to reach out to us any time at www.mdlawyers.com or 301-251-4010 for assistance with your legal matter.
1. Is your office currently open during normal business hours?
We are open on a modified schedule, but we monitor the telephone and emails all hours. We prefer to make appointments at such times so as to limit the number of people in the office.2. When and how can I contact you?
The best way is via telephone or the website.
3. What video chat platforms do you offer for clients?
We are happy to set up Zoom meetings.
4. Are you accepting new clients?
5. How can I get updates regarding the status of my case or legal matter?
Calling the office or sending an email are the most efficient ways to get information from an attorney.
6. Are courts of law still open in my area? Will my court date be rescheduled? What if I can’t come to court because I’m sick or quarantined?
The courts are open on a modified schedule. The courts are also only handling limited matters. We are fully of aware of the Administrative Orders effecting the conduct of the courts and the clerks’ offices. Each court has made special arrangements for those who are sick. In fact, every court requires a temperature check before entering. The courts are routinely granting postponements to people who are ill.
Most courts are also providing the option for litigants to appear virtually or by phone. We have been very involved in “Zoom Appearances” and emergency telephone hearings.
7. Will scheduled depositions, mediation, arbitration, or settlement negotiations occur as planned?
In most cases, scheduling orders are being modified. The extent of the modification depends on the particular case and court. Many people are now doing depositions and mediations remotely (Zoom).