The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a deep impact on individuals, businesses, and the economy throughout the world. Although there isn’t a mandatory quarantine for Florida residents, Governor. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order in early March which declared the virus as a public health emergency.
We’d like to take a moment and share with you how our law firm is adapting to this unprecedented situation. If you’re reading this article, we wish you and your family safety and wellness throughout this pandemic.
How Our Law Firm Is Responding
The attorneys at Di Pietro Partners are dedicated to serving our community throughout this crisis. Regardless of the hurdles this situation presents, we continue to offer exceptional legal service and provide strong advocacy to our clients.
Our physical office has remained open, however, we have given attorneys and staff the option to work from home. Even though we can’t immediately meet with clients face-to-face, our phone lines remain open and we’re utilizing modern technology for communication. For example, we communicate with our clients and between our staff by using online chat, conference calls or video meets. We all have secure access to files and emails, so we can pretty much continue business as usual from anywhere.
While courthouses have closed physically, judges are still working hard to be able to address matters that can be heard via telephonic hearings. All judges are adapting procedures to allow non-evidentiary matters to move forward and not back up the court system, especially since the length of time this will go on is unknown.
Also, depositions and mediations are being done over video conference. Many court reporting offices are offering these services for discounted rates to not overburden firms and clients with the cost.
In short, the law offices of Di Pietro Partners are 100% operational and taking advantage of our resources, technological or otherwise to be able to keep cases progressing and clients up to date.