COVID-19 and Temporary Office Procedures

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida Supreme Court has suspended all jury trials and non-essential hearings until May 29, 2020. This means that all trials and most court hearings on your personal injury or family law matter have been cancelled for now. The local judges may, at their discretion, conduct telephonic hearings instead. Please note that domestic violence injunction hearings are considered essential and are proceeding in person for now. If you had a trial or hearing scheduled during this time, you will hear from us separately about whether the hearing has been cancelled or changed to be conducted telephonically. Please know that we will work diligently to reschedule all hearings once allowed to do so by the courts.

Although the Governor has issued a shelter in place order and the courts are currently not conducting trials and most hearings, we are still open and working on your case as usual. However, to protect your safety and that of our team, we are working remotely since March 16th and will continue to do so until the Governor lifts the shelter in place order. During this time, we do not accept in person appointments or walk-ins at the office. We ask that you deliver documents electronically or, if necessary, drop them off in the mail slot at the office. Our office hours remain the same and you can get in touch with your team members as usual via phone or email. All client conferences and new consultations are conducted telephonically.

Mediations are proceeding as scheduled on a case-by-case basis. Most mediators are offering the option of appearing telephonically or via videoconferencing. If you have a mediation scheduled during the time the shelter-in-place order remains in effect, you will hear from us separately to discuss whether we should proceed by electronic means or reschedule.

Stay safe and be well.

Therese Felth McKenzie

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