We continue to monitor the developments in the Covid-19 pandemic following the announcement of Phase 3 by the provincial government. Our priority remains the same: the safety of clients and staff, always. Bennett Legal is a boutique firm located on a quiet street in downtown Kitchener close to the Courthouse, typically with limited traffic in and out of our small building. We are making every effort to carry on business as usual, to the extent possible in the circumstances while taking appropriate steps to ensure the safety of clients, staff, and service providers.
We may be small in size, but we use the latest technology to be able to serve clients effectively whether we are in the office, working remotely, or appearing in court.
Client meetings are normally on an appointment-only basis. As the Province reopens for business, we have started seeing clients in person again, with caution and respect for personal distancing. We are also happy to meet by telephone or to conduct face-to-face remote meetings by Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, Office365, WhatsApp, WebEx and other videoconferencing wherever possible.
We are also closely monitoring the Ontario Court system and its gradual reopening. We continue to make every effort to move matters along out of court so that when court operations resume fully, they are closer to settlement or trial.
The Covid-19 situation continues to evolve daily, and we will continue to closely monitor government and health authorities' recommendations and mandates to ensure safe and timely legal services. In the meantime, maintain your social distancing, be careful, and be kind to one another.