While so much seems uncertain during the COVID-19 outbreak, we at Allen & Gooch want you to rest assured knowing we are as dedicated as ever to solving our clients’ legal needs. We are closely monitoring all local and national news outlets and have made health and safety our top priority.
To that end, we have implemented the recommendations from the CDC on workplace safety, suspended travel and limited face-to-face meetings. Fortunately, our attorneys are already equipped with secure technology that enables them to work remotely. It may not be business as usual, but we stand prepared to provide you with the same level of responsiveness, care and service possible, with the goal that you see no lapse in services should we need to close any of our offices.
Governor Edwards, in Proclamation JBE 2020-30, has ordered that all legal deadlines, including prescription and preemptive periods, are suspended until April 13, 2020. Additionally, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued an order that all trials, both civil and criminal, until March 27, 2020 are to be continued and reset no earlier than March 30, 2020. Our attorneys will continue to work diligently through this period and will move forward with dispute resolution as allowed.
We are confident we are doing everything we can to make sure our employees stay healthy and our clients get everything they need, while staying on top of the ever-changing landscape of this outbreak. This unprecedented and historic event will likely result in some new challenges ahead, but please know that we are here to help. Should you need anything or have any questions, please reach out to your attorney by phone or email as usual, or call us at 337-291-1000 or toll-free at 866-740-7600.
We wish you, your coworkers and your families continued good health in these unpredictable times.
Allen & Gooch is providing this legal update for informational purposes only. This article should not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion as to any specific facts or circumstances. You should consult your own attorney concerning your particular situation and any specific legal questions you may have.