March 23, 2020
To Our Clients, Colleagues and Community:
We are closely monitoring the local, regional and national situation regarding COVID-19 (or the coronavirus). In order to protect the health and safety not only of our attorneys and staff, but of our valued clients and the larger community, we have decided to implement “social distancing” and service our clients via a virtual office, effective immediately.
Our office will be fully operational. All in-person appointments, signings, depositions, mediations, real estate closings and other meetings shall be conducted by mail, email, telephone calls or, if available, video conference. Your calls will be directed to our attorneys regardless of their work location. Please dial our main number (815) 730-9500 and leave a voicemail with the attorney you are trying to reach. That attorney will then be emailed your message and return your call from their remote office. If you are not sure which attorney you should be leaving a message for, please leave a message on the general line and it will be forwarded to the appropriate attorney.
If you need to meet in person, we will accommodate you on a case-by-case basis. If you need to sign documents, we can accommodate you either at the office or we can make arrangements for you to sign outside the office (or send you documents with instructions for signing, but only if appropriate). In addition, if you have draft documents from our office that you wish to finalize, we are prepared to assist you in executing your final documents.
For those of you involved in litigation matters, most local Courts have closed which will impact the timing of motion hearings, pre-trial conferences, and trials. Deadlines for filings will be extended by the Courts. Schedules are changing daily, therefore, as we learn of these changes we will use email, telephone and mail to keep you updated.
If you need to drop off a pleading or other document at our office, we have provided a drop off location outside of our main office’s front door in Joliet (822 Infantry Drive, Suite 100, Joliet, IL 60435). Please deposit the item in the drop off bin and our staff will ensure it gets to the appropriate attorney on a timely basis.
These are unprecedented times, but we stay committed to our valued clients and community. We will keep you apprised of any changes. In the meantime, if you would like to discuss any of this in more detail, please feel free to contact us by telephone or email at: email@example.com.
Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC