This week marks a significant milestone as many business begin to reopen as NJ continues to work through the COVID-19 pandemic. Like all of you, we hope that the progress continues and that remaining restrictions can be lifted in a safe and practical manner.
For the time being, the Firm will continue to operate remotely. As much as we miss seeing our clients, colleagues, and court staff in person, there is no need to assume any associated risk at this time. We have adapted our practices and processes to be able to maintain our level of service during this crisis. As we move towards a return to our “real” office, guidelines will be implemented to make in-office meetings as safe as possible. As court continue to re-open (more on that in a separate post) we will inform our clients of the rules and regulations implemented by the Court. We encourage everyone to remain responsible for their own health as well as the health of those around you.
We have found that many of the “virtual” functions such as ZOOM calls, phone conferences and the like have been incredibly convenient for our clients as there is no need to travel to and from the office. We will continue to utilize these measures when appropriate as they save time and money. The virtual court proceedings have gone well, and again, allow for a more efficient and cost-effective event. While there is no substitution for a live hearing and we cannot control whether the court will maintain some of these practices, we believe doing so would benefit all concerned.
At The Durst Firm,our clients remain our primary concern and we will continue to serve new and existing clients as safely as possible.