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For the last year, thanks to the hard work of all of our staff, and you, our clients, no one who works at this office has gotten Covid while working here, and we have not spread a single case to any of our clients, while getting all of our client's legal needs taken care of. With the spread of vaccination the end is in sight, normal times where we can meet our clients in person in the office are just around the corner.

During the transition we will be having some in person, in office appointments for clients who have already been vaccinated, and for whom the CDC recommended period of time has passed since their last shot. Of course, for anyone who would prefer a phone or video appointment for safety, convenience, or any other reason those types of appointments are always available.

For our clients who have not yet completed the vaccination cycle phone and video appointments are of course available, and, with the return of warm weather we will again be offering outside appointments under the tent right outside our front door. For all appointments, masks will continue to be required.

Through the transition safety of all staff and clients will continue to be our top priority, we look forward to seeing you soon.

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.

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