Do you require clients to be vaccinated to receive services?
No, we do not require that clients be vaccinated to receive services.
Do you require that clients wear a mask to receive services?
Yes, in order to attend at our office and receive services, we require that all clients wear a mask unless they can provide us with a written exemption from a medical practitioner authorized to grant such an exemption.
We understand that wearing a mask can be inconvenient. We dislike wearing them too, and we can’t wait for all of this to be over. However, please understand that:
- Due to the nature of our services, we serve vulnerable members of the population, including patients sick in the hospitals and clients who are otherwise immunocompromised. It is essential that we take steps to keep them safe and allow them to continue to access our services.
- Outbreaks of COVID-19 within an office have an impact on the productivity of of a small business which in turn impact pricing for services (i.e., more outbreaks lead to higher prices to stay profitable so it’s in every client’s best interest to keep us healthy and producing).
- When staff member get COVID-19, they may be unable to meet time-sensitive deadlines or attend court. This impacts lawyer, client, opposing counsel, opposing party, and everyone else effected by a client’s file, including children or creditors waiting for money. When COVID-19 impacts one of our files, the impact felt by a client or even third party as the result of a COVID-19 caused delay can be catastrophic.
Considering this, asking clients to wear a mask is a reasonable request. If this is objectionable, it is best not to schedule an appointment with us.
Can you accommodate a visitor who is unable to wear a mask?
For visitors who are unable to wear a mask, please let us know ahead of time so that we can brainstorm a way to provide services to you. In many circumstances, we can think of a solution to keep everyone safe.