We are in unprecedented times. With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the incredible speed at which things are changing around us, at The Edwards Law Group, we continue to adapt our operations and business to continue to serve our clients.
As you may know, on March 14 and 15, 2020, Supreme Court of Georgia Chief Justice Harold D. Melton issued an Order declaring a Statewide Judicial Emergency. The Order directed that to the extent possible, courts should remain open to address essential functions, and in particular courts should give priority to matters necessary to protect health, safety, and liberty of individuals. The Order further directed that to the extent court proceedings are held, they should be done in a manner to limit the risk of exposure, such as by videoconferencing, where possible; and deadlines or other time schedules or filing requirements are stopped or extended, including answering Petitions, Motions and discovery. The Statewide Judicial Emergency is in place until 11:50 p.m. April 13, 2020.
As we navigate this new landscape together, please be assured that at The Edwards Law Group, we continue to serve our clients’ needs. Since the Courts have remained open, we have had to do the same to continue to serve our clients. However, we have made some adjustments in our operations. The most important to you is that we are no longer conducting in person meetings or consultations. We are available to do telephone consultations and meetings. Please call the office and we will happily schedule time for a telephone consultation or telephone meeting.
To do our part to ensure the health and safety of others and ourselves, we are following guidelines recommended by public health officials. We believe face-to-face meetings are important, but for health reasons, we are temporarily suspending all conferences in person. We will be conducting meetings by telephone and video conferencing (when available) until the State of Emergency expires, or further notice. Of course, emergency situations may require appearances and meetings in person, and we will accommodate those on a case by case basis. Please do not stop by the office unannounced as we will not be available to meet with you unless we have made prior arrangements to do so. Our hours of operation will also be modified.