Due to the current pandemic, federal courts have taken the necessary steps to reopen while protecting the safety and health of everybody that either works or has a need of the courts. They have made every effort to continue hearing cases and administering justice in an impartial and fair manner.
The courts have also adopted the necessary audio and video technologies that will allow them to continue holding court proceedings and allow access to the general public and, when needed, to the media as well.
As far as operational changes, the judicial system is modifying many of its procedures related to jury trials, pretrial services and probation and other areas that have to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Dallas it seems that virtual hearings have become the norm. Courts are open but following all social distancing guidelines. It is the understanding of the Court that matters are still happening, and that people and businesses still require the services provided by the courts.
Hearings are allowed to be held virtually through Zoom, judges are permitted to swear in witnesses in a remote way, and practices are streamlined. The main aim of these actions is to make sure that everybody feels safe which is why jury trials have for some months now, been ordered to be delayed.
It seems as though the rest of the year the courts are going to be extremely busy and it may be difficult to get cases heard. Cases are stacking up and courts are making every effort to get to them as fast as possible.
Whether you are facing a lawsuit from an employee, a vendor, a client, or another business, you know that you face the probability of it costing you an important amount of money. That is why you should waste no time in consulting with a business attorney to defend you.
Your attorney will review all information and paperwork and may even find enough evidence that will have the action being dismissed. You may also be informed that you should proceed with either putting the litigation on hold or proceed with reviewing the allegations.
Preserve all records, no matter how insignificant you may think they are. These may include emails, letters, photographs, voice messages, and videos. Stop any destruction of documents until you have shown them to your business attorney.
It is also important that you stop all communication with the plaintiff. Once they have filed a lawsuit, the time to talk about the issues or try to negotiate between you has passed.
No doubt about it, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every single area of life. The health system has been stretched to the breaking point, businesses everywhere have had to close their doors and cases have saturated the justice system.
If you have a pending business case and can see no way to get it to a satisfactory conclusion or are currently contemplating filing a claim, visit the website of Attorney Wade McClure to get the legal help you require now. Schedule an initial consultation today.