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COVID-19 AND YOUR CASE

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COVID-19 AND YOUR CASE

March 25, 2020  |  

To our current clients, future clients, staff and community:   

With confirmed human-to-human transmission of COVID-19 in Kansas along with widespread social distancing measures being implemented in both the public and private settings, we would like to take a moment to update you on our plan for continuity of operations in the coming weeks.  It is our hope that by implementing this plan, we can do our part to help reduce any potential spread of the virus.   

We understand there currently exists a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety with what comes next as it pertains to your case.  We believe that by implementing the following operational changes, we can maintain a level of accessibility that you the client deserve, while also safeguarding your safety, the public’s safety, and our staff’s safety.

As of March 23, Palmer Law Group, LLP will not be conducting in-person meetings.  If you have an in-person meeting scheduled, please consider it converted to a meeting by phone which will be initiated by your attorney.  All future meetings to discuss your case will occur by telephone until further notice.  We will be happy to use our cell phones to Facetime so there is still face-to-face contact.  Because we have always prided ourselves on our open-door policy, please understand this is very difficult for us to not be able to have our clients simply drop in.  We are also offering free consultations for possible new clients via phone so please call the office at (785) 233-1836 to leave a message which will be routed to one of the attorneys. You can also email us directly at: Info@jpalmerlaw.com 

Additionally, the Kansas Supreme Court recently issued Administrative Order 2020-PR-016, effectively closing all Kansas District and Appellate Courts due to the crisis.  All non-emergency operations have been shut down and hearings are continued for at least the next two weeks.  As of this date, the Court has suspended operations indefinitely.  It is our understanding that the Supreme Court will reassess the situation in two weeks, but frankly we expect the order to remain in place for a longer period.  Civil cases are considered non-emergent and this order therefore impacts essentially every case being litigated by Palmer Law Group.  If your case is not in litigation (meaning a lawsuit has not been filed) this order will not impact your case.  It appears that at least some clerk’s offices remain open for filing but it is unclear whether the Courts will take any action on filings during the shut down.   

We are committed to moving your cases forward as quickly as possible.  Please know that our staff is working remotely to keep our offices running at top speed.  As stated before, please call if you have questions or concerns. (785) 233-1836.  

Thank you for your cooperation and help during this time.

Sincerely,

Palmer Law Group