27 Mar Colorado Springs Legal Services During COVID-19
We are here to serve you during COVID-19.
As you know, Governor Polis has issued a “Stay at Home” order for the State of Colorado that went into effect the morning of March 26 and will continue through at least April 11. The order does include legal services as a “critical business.” As a result, we are still open for business. However, as stated below, we will comply with social distancing and Public Health Orders.
Please be aware, the order requires all “critical businesses” to:
- “…comply with the guidance and directives for maintaining a clean and safe work environment issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and any applicable local health department,” and
- “…comply with Social Distancing Requirements and all PHOs currently in effect to the greatest extent possible and will be held accountable for doing so.”
In an effort to adhere to the advice of the order, Travis Law Group is implementing the following practices:
- Maintaining social distancing if/when multiple employees are in the workplace,
- Working remotely when needed,
- Staggering work schedules to limit the number of people in the office when necessary,
- Offering video or teleconferencing for any meeting that is needed with the attorney, paralegal and/or client,
- Offering electronic signature opportunities for any document that does not require notarization, and
- For any document that needs notarization, following a remote notarization process.
Travis Law Group will continue to operate during this time. We will be available during normal business hours (M-F, 8AM to 5PM), via email or telephone. However, as noted above, access to our actual office space and face-to-face meetings will be limited during this time in an effort to comply with the social distancing regulations.
If you are an existing client: Rest assured, we are continuing to monitor and work on your case as usual. If you have any case questions or concerns, please contact the paralegal assigned to your case and/or your attorney via email or telephone. Please be sure to CC the paralegal assigned to your case on any message to your attorney.
If you had a hearing or Court event scheduled in the next 1-2 months, the Court has been issuing additional orders regarding hearings. Your paralegal will contact you to inform you how your case will proceed based upon the information we receive from the Court. Please check your email and/or voice mail for messages regarding your hearing. Depending upon the type of hearing that was scheduled, the hearing will be continued or will proceed via telephone/video conferencing. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the paralegal assigned to your case and/or your attorney via email or telephone. Again, please be sure to CC the paralegal assigned to your case on any message to your attorney.
If you have questions on parenting exchange: It has come to our attention that some parents have concerns/questions regarding parenting time exchanges and whether or not parents should still be exchanging their children during the shelter-in-place order. Governor Polis has issued a statement regarding parenting time exchanges. In his statement, Governor Polis explains, “It’s also important to clarify that parents transporting children to comply with parenting plans is, of course, allowed. Those are not exempt. If you have shared custody, those need to continue.” Finally, as we all know and are currently experiencing, our present situation is new, unknown, and can, therefore, be a bit scary. In times such as these, it is important to remember to remain civil with each other and make an extra effort to remain calm, rational, and try our best to interact with each other using extra patience, sympathy, and care. If you are an existing client and have questions regarding Gov. Polis’ comments regarding parenting time exchanges, please call our office and speak with your attorney or the paralegal assigned to your case.
If you are interested in scheduling a consultation: Our office is still scheduling consultations; however, for the time being, all consultations will be held over the telephone OR via video conferencing to maintain social distancing regulations. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation, please call the office at (719) 520-5011 and select the option to speak with Ms. Megan Hersh. If she does not answer right away, please leave a message, and she will contact you ASAP to complete your consultation scheduling.
Travis Law Group, PLLC continues to wish everyone safety, health, and peace of mind while facing this pandemic and thanks all of our medical professionals and essential businesses for the service they continue to provide.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at 719-520.5011.