We hope you and yours are staying safe in these uniquely trying times of uncertainty and are following the recommended practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
We know you are receiving many emails and communications from various sources about the COVID-19 virus. We wanted to update you on some developments regarding matters pending in the Courts as they confront COVID-19 related issues. Within the State of California, many Courts are implementing a variety of actions to limit court activities as they work to mitigate the spread of the virus and the risk to litigants and the public. Some Courts have not yet closed but could shortly. Those that remain open are changing procedures and case schedules. A request has been made today that the Chief Justice of California issue an Emergency Order under the Government Code to cease aspects of some services including jury service summons. Many courts have already continued existing trial dates, and the setting of trial dates in the future. It remains to be seen what ultimately will result
Please be assured that we will monitor all developments as they affect your case and will do all we can to avoid undue delay or disruption of your matters as they proceed through the Courts. We will also notify you immediately of any actions that impact your case, and it is not necessary for you to contact us to check on the status of your case.
Many of our staff will begin working remotely starting this week. Although they will be working diligently on your case, this may cause some slight delays in responding to your inquiries, so please be patient if you find it necessary to contact us.
In the meantime please do follow all safety and health precautions as recommended by the CDC. You may also find useful guidance in many other reliably informative sites including:
Thanks – stay safe.