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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.

Please see our blog for more info on pandemic response.

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| Aug 6, 2020 | General Law

Due to the current pandemic, for the first time ever Minnesota courts are making widespread use of video court appearances. They are doing it to keep court staff, attorneys and clients save by reducing the number of people in courthouses. Video appearances also save time for clients, and money in legal fees as attorneys do not have to travel to court, they can video in from their office, or home if they are working from home.

If you have a video court appearance a couple things to be aware of. It is court, even if you are videoing in from your home, dress like you were going to court, if you would not wear your pajamas, or a tank top to court do not wear them for a video appearance. The Judge, and everyone else can see you, just like you were in court. Do not pick your nose, (or other body parts for that matter) make funny faces, or anything else you would not do in court, it usually does not help your case. For the most part, the rules for video court are the same for in person court, look and act professional, follow the lead of the judge, and your attorney, and you will be fine.