COVID -19 UPDATES
Strathcona Law Group Covid-19 Response Statement
Given the current global pandemic, we wish to update you on how Strathcona Law Group is navigating the COVID-19 situation. We wish to emphasize that the health and well-being of our clients, our staff and our lawyers is of paramount importance to us. We are closely monitoring what is happening globally and locally and offer the following information to address concerns which you might have.
At the present time, Strathcona Law Group remains open during regular business hours. Given the recommendations from Alberta Health Services, we are limiting the amount of in-person contact that takes place at our office by conducting all regularly scheduled appointments via telephone or video conference. We would request that you not attend the office to drop off documents, make payments, or to speak to our staff in person, unless we have made arrangements with you directly. We are happy to receive information via e-mail, fax, or telephone. Payments can be made via e-transfer or by calling the office with a credit card number.
All lawyers and employees have the ability to work remotely from home and, in the event that we are required to close our physical office, we are able to access all resources required to continue to provide services to you remotely.
All Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench matters have been adjourned until further notice, with the exception of emergency matters. Matters in the Court of Appeal are presently continuing to be heard by telephone and videoconference. A staff member will be in contact with you to advise you if your matter is urgent. We will be monitoring the situation daily and as matters evolve, we will continue to provide updates and inform you individually of any specific changes to your appointments or court dates.
For individuals who have an urgent need for resolution of a dispute which does not fall within the list of emergency matters being handled by the Courts during court closures, Strathcona Law Group can offer assistance with various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, collaborative law and arbitration, all of which can take place by videoconference. If you would like to discuss these options, please contact our office.