A Message from Our Law Firm
Chiumento Dwyer Hertel Grant is taking many steps in the fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus. We are prepared to help as the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop. You rely on us for your legal needs, and we are dedicated to continuing to provide reliable access to up-to-date legal community information.
Your health and safety and the needs of your family are paramount at this time, and the Florida Supreme Court has ordered the need to take necessary precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 virus. In support of the same, we write to inform you that Circuit Judge Raul Zambrano, Chief Judge of the 7th Circuit covering Volusia, Flagler, St. John’s and Putnam counties, implemented an emergency order concerning COVID-19. Below are the Emergency Court Procedures (COVID-19) for your review.
Here is important information you must know right now if you have pending court proceedings:
- ALL Seventh Circuit court proceedings or events that are scheduled from March 18th through April 6th that are not considered “Mission Critical” or a listed exception in accordance with the Court’s Emergency Order are either postponed or rescheduled.
- Except as otherwise provided, technological means of communication such as telephone, conference call, or videoconference should be implemented to minimize face-to-face contact among judges, attorneys and litigants.
- “Mission Critical” proceedings will continue as scheduled with applicable “in-person” appearance limitations strictly enforced and is defined to include (but not be limited to) the following:
A. First Appearances;
B. Bond hearings;
C. Juvenile detention and shelter hearings;
D. Domestic violence and injunctions;
E. Risk protection orders;
F. Cases where the imminent safety of children is an issue;
G. Vulnerable Adult injunctions;
H. Emergency incapacity Petitions and appointments of guardians;
I. Adult Protective Services Act proceedings; and
J. Emergency proceedings or hearings as authorized by the Chief Judge.
We will keep you apprised of any and all changes to your pending court proceedings and will communicate with you through e-mail or telephone. Please feel free to contact our office to inquire as to whether your pending court event or hearing has been postponed or rescheduled.
Our commitment to continue to keep you informed as new information becomes available is paramount. Please continue to visit our website at www.legalteamforlife.com for up-to-date information.
Information on COVID-19 and Accessing Our Attorneys
The attorneys and staff at Chiumento, Dwyer, Grant, Hertel are back in the office and are available to answer your questions and discuss your case. We are still taking seriously the need for social distancing to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have made accommodations within our office to adhere to social distancing guidelines recommended by health officials. We request that clients schedule an appointment rather than just dropping by the office. We strongly recommend conducting consultations by phone conference or video conference during this challenging time.
Across the nation, people are limiting in-person contact as much as possible to help slow the spread of the virus and allow our healthcare system to operate within its capacity. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to provide important guidance about what we all can do to protect ourselves and others from exposure. (Visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information and recommendations.)
During this challenging time, our attorneys remain available to talk about your legal issues over the phone or via free videoconferencing services such as:
If you are ready to speak with a lawyer now, please contact us to schedule your free consultation. Our team can meet with you remotely and get started on your case immediately without having to talk in person.
COVID 19 Prevention: Social Distancing
Health officials are recommending “social distancing” measures to cut down on close contact. This will help minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please make sure you review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more information about other steps you can take to protect yourself and others from exposure to this virus.
General Info About (COVID-19)
More and more information about the virus is coming out daily. Please stay up to date on information and symptoms by checking the CDC’s website.
This virus spreads easily and sustainably! You can get COVID-19 “by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.” It is thought that you are most contagious when you are displaying symptoms, however you can be contagious before you even show symptoms.
Symptoms of Coronavirus
- Respiratory Tract Infection – shortness of breath
- Flu-like symptoms
- Pressure in the Chest
- Muscle or Body Aches
- Sore Throat
Please note that carriers of the virus may not be displaying symptoms and that you are still at risk and may be carrying the virus and not know unless you are tested.
Contact Chiumento Dwyer Hertel Grant
If you were hurt in an accident and are seeking legal help, let the attorneys at Chiumento Dwyer Hertel Grant help you – in the comfort of your own home! If you would like to discuss your legal issues with any one of our attorneys, we can simply meet with you by phone.
*This blog was written with the most up to date information and this information is subject to change as more information about the virus is released & found.