COVID-19 Update: TN Courts are open; see how we are serving and protecting our clients and answers to other FAQ.
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COVID-19 Update

We are closely tracking the rapidly evolving public health and community concerns related to the new coronavirus or COVID-19.

Please see below for answers to some frequently asked questions, and feel free to reach out to us any time at Attorney@WidrigLaw.com or 615-417-7800 for assistance with your legal matter.

Is Your Office Currently Open During Normal Business Hours?

We are open during normal business hours but all of our attorneys and staff are working remotely.

When and How Can I Contact You?

During this time we are serving clients by telephone, video chat, and video or phone conferencing. We are not conducting in-person consultations

Are You Accepting New Clients?

Yes we are accepting new clients. Call us to set up your free consultation

How Can I Get Updates Regarding the Status of My Case or Legal Matter?

Our office has always used technology to keep clients informed regarding their case, so working remotely does not slow does this process. We provide clients with a portal that provides real-time updates and provides documents to clients electronically so even when our clients are practicing social distancing they receive the documents in their case. We can also video chat or talk on the phone so our clients are informed about their case.

Are Courts of Law Still Open in My Area? Will My Court Date Be Rescheduled? What if I Can't Come to Court Because I'm Sick or Quarantined?

The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an order making it clear that that all Tennessee courts will remain open during the Coronavirus outbreak. However, the order also extended the suspension of most in-person hearings through April 30, 2020. and made "several clarifications and key additions” to the order originally issued on March 13. Among those provisions is an alternative for notarizing documents; modifications to the list of exceptions to the suspension of in-person hearings; extension of certain deadlines, and orders of protection through May 6; a suspension of any rule that limits a judge’s or clerk’s ability to utilize technology to limit in-person contact. The order applies to state and local Tennessee courts, including appellate, trial, general sessions, juvenile and municipal courts. This order prohibits most in-person hearings but that does not mean that hearings are not being held. A lot of counties are conducting more and more hearings by video. Trials are not being handled by video and are being continued, but motion hearings are being heard by video and emergency hearings are being held in-person so cases can still get matters resolved.

Will Scheduled Depositions, Mediation, or Settlement Negotiations Occur as Planned?

Some mediators are conducting mediations in-person, but more and more are conducting mediation by video conference. Settlement negotiations are still occurring between lawyers as planned. Depositions can be conducted in-person or by video conference.

Rest assured that we are taking all available steps to remain accessible to our clients and potential clients as we continue to act in accordance with their best interests during this difficult time. Again, please feel free to reach out to us with questions at any time.

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