Spooner & Associates COVID-19 Update
Changes in our operations and the court system in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
To our clients:
At Spooner & Associates, P.C., our primary concerns are always our clients and the families in our community. Given the recent developments surrounding coronavirus, we are prioritizing the health and safety of our clients, employees, and community now more than ever. Our attorneys and staff are focused on preventing the spread of COVID19 while maintaining quality representation for our clients. We are closely monitoring health agencies for the latest developments related to COVID-19 and following the guidance of government and public health officials. Due to some uncertainties, we thought now would be a good time to provide you with an update as to our operations and the current status of our court system.
We understand that many of our clients have active cases in our courts. For these clients, please know that our courts, for the time being, remain open. However, the courts have declared a judicial emergency through April 13, 2020 which will seriously limit all hearings and trials to only those of an essential or emergency nature. If you have a pending court hearing, trial or mediation at the courthouse during the next month, then this activity will very likely be postponed and rescheduled for a later date. During this time, we will keep our clients informed of all developments in their case and on the judicial system. If you do have a matter scheduled in the weeks to come, your attorney handling that matter will be in touch with you to provide you with an update and alternatives that may be available to you to resolve your case. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
In order to keep our clients and our staff safe, our office is closed to the public at this time (except for very limited purposes). We will continue to offer phone conferences and communication via email. If you have a situation where you believe an in-person meeting is necessary, please contact our office for more direction. If you need to drop something off at our office, we have a mail drop. Despite our office closure to public access, we are continuing to work on behalf of our clients and will do everything in our power to limit any work interruptions. We have set up remote access so that we can continue to operate should we be unable to come into the physical office and we will take the necessary steps to maintain continuity and minimize any potential issues.
Finally, we encourage you to read the most up-to-date information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help you stay healthy and help prevent the spread of the virus. We ask you to consider the following steps to help contain the spread of this virus: If you are ill, have a fever, been exposed to someone who is ill, or have recently traveled from an area experiencing high rates of exposure, please refrain from visiting our office. Please maintain “social distancing” and limit contact with other individuals.
We recognize that this is a rapidly developing situation and we will send out updates as we receive them. Thank you for your patience while the appropriate measures are taken to address the threat of coronavirus to our community. In the meantime, be
All the best,
Scott Spooner and everyone at Spooner & Associates, P.C.