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Coronavirus Impact and Assurance: Yes! We are still open for business!

As you are all aware, we are currently facing unique challenges due to the Coronavirus. While this is a serious crisis, it is important to keep it in perspective, and not allow it to prevent us from going about our business. We want to assure all of our clients that this office is prepared to serve your needs, regardless of what happens and how the virus affects Minnesota. In an effort to keep the office safe, we have stepped up prevention and sanitation measures in hopes to prevent disease transmission.

Because we are a paperless office, our entire staff is prepared to work from home if necessary. No matter what happens, we will continue to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services. For any clients who are not comfortable leaving their homes, we can handle any appointments remotely via phone, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom , and can transfer any documents to you electronically or by mail, if that is your preference.

Please rest assured, we will continue to take care of your legal needs in this challenging time, and your safety is our highest priority.

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Not Built For Speed

| Feb 16, 2017 | Civil Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law

Clients often ask me to get into court right away, or if they can get a court date next week. Unfortunately, with very few exceptions, the legal system is not built for speed. Cases take months to resolve. One can get into court for temporary decisions while a case is pending, but it still takes at least a couple weeks if one is lucky enough to get an opening in the court schedule.

When going to court, be prepared to wait a while for justice. The rules do not allow me, or any lawyer to call the judge and get a decision right away, and specifically prohibit attorneys from out of court conversations with judges. There are actions that clients and lawyers can take to speed up and streamline their case, which I usually advise taking. Speeding up can save weeks or months, but do not plan on getting the trial next week.