Gomez & Simone is still open and working hard on our clients’ cases. However, we are requiring all employees who feel any type of sickness to stay home. Most of our staff are currently able to work from home and we are updating our systems as we speak to be completely on the cloud in case ofany mandatory quarantine or shut down.
Meetings with clients and new consultations.
We are still meeting with clients and new consultations where in person meeting is required, however we are requiring those with any flu or cold like symptoms to do the meeting by phone, skype or reschedule. Staff have been instructed to disinfect the open areas and conference rooms throughout the day as the few clients that do need to come in to sign documents come and go.
Hearings & Trials
The Los Angeles Superior Court announced that all non-criminal trials would be continued. In addition, the courts have communicated their encouragement to have hearings continued or held via court call to avoid unnecessary public exposure. Courts are more akin to an emergency public service like hospitals than they are to schools for example. Court services protect public health, welfare and safety. That being said, we expect all our requests to continue upcoming hearings, depositions and trials for our elderly clients to be granted.
We are here to fight for our clients while we adapt to this changing situation. Please stay safe and enjoy this time with family as we work together to fight this novel disease from spreading.
-Mark A. Gomez, Esq.