Asta & Associates Responds to CoronaVirus (COVID-19)
So much of our life at this time is focused on coronavirus. A National and State emergency has been declared. New York State and New York City are in lock-down. Our office, just like all other offices, has been ordered physical “closed” by Governor Cuomo. There is no staff at our office, but rather we are working at home and will continue to serve you.
We are not at the office, but we are available by phone or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call us and we will either pick up or return your call quickly if you leave a message. You can speak with your lawyer today! While our office is closed, we will be happy to “meet” with you by phone, Skype, or FaceTime, at your convenience.
We Are Home, But Working!
We are at work! Much of what we can do can be done remotely. Fortunately, we have been investing in advanced technology that allows us to work from anywhere. We are taking phone calls, we are talking with insurance adjusters about settling cases, and we are preparing legal pleadings, drafting letters, talking to clients and adjusters and witnesses. In sum, we are doing everything we would under normal circumstances do in the office – but from home.
Changes in work policy and sick leave
We care about our staff. We have not let any of them go! Our secretaries and legal assistants are also working from home. We are keeping them on the payroll! If they (or a family member they are caring for) gets sick from the corona virus so that they can’t work, our office will pay their wages. If they can work from home, so be it. If they are too sick to do so, we understand.
Changes in court appearances
The New York Court authorities have directed judges to minimize physical appearances in court. Any legal proceedings, such as oral arguments, scheduling conferences, settlement conferences, are to be conducted by telephone wherever possible. Jury trials have been suspended until further notice. Basically, the court system is just about shut down. But we are doubling down on our preparations for court appearances once courts open up again!
The Law Offices of Michael J. Asta & Associates, P.C. cares about your health and our own. Be safe! Wash your hands often and thoroughly, practice social distancing, take care of yourself, and tell your loved ones how much you care about them. Together we can get through this!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 1-212-244-6555 or email us at email@example.com
Asta & Associates, P.C.
450 7th Ave., Suite 2205
New York, N.Y. 10123
Tel: (212) 244-6555
Fax: (212) 244-4757
744 Broad Street, 16th fl.
Newark, N.J. 07102
Tel: (973) 735-0549
Fax: (973) 735-0558