We are honored to be celebrating our 45th year in business this year. For any small business, that is no small feat. We have been there with our clients through many trying and scary times, both on an individual and a global level, and with your trust and support, we will continue to be with you through the present.
We are people too, and we are doing our best to listen to the rapidly changing landscape of recommendations and precautions, more on that below, and continue to do what is best for our clients, our families and friends and our community. With that said, we want you to know that we will continue to operate. We are here for you. We realize that COVID-19 is and will continue to impact many if not all of us both personally and financially.
One of our goals it to keep our community and clients updated about Covid-19.
Yesterday, on March 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued an Order Declaring a Judicial Emergency. What this means is that, effective March 16, 2020, cases in all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with limited exceptions, are suspended, and all corresponding deadlines are tolled and extended.
The Order is currently in effect until April 6, 2020, but could be extended further if necessary. We will update you if anything changes. The courts will remain open for emergency matters and there are policies in place to protect court participants who must appear in person.
We are closely monitoring the news and following the recommendations of the CDC in our business. You should be reassured, however, that no matter what happens, we remain committed to working on your cases. We have quickly implemented policies in our firm that will ensure our attorneys will continue to be available to you while we follow the recommendations of the CDC to help protect the public. We will utilize available technology to continue to prepare your cases, even if we must do so remotely. Emergency matters will be handled quickly and appropriately.
As we have been for forty-five years, we are committed to being here with you and will work through it, and guide and navigate things the best way we know how. We are not shutting down although some of us may be working from home. If you have questions regarding how this declaration or any other issue specifically impacts your case, please contact your individual attorney for more detailed information. We are continuing to take on new clients in the midst of this, if you would like to talk to one of us, please contact our office at (703) 222-333.