Upon the advice of government agencies and health authorities and in an effort to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, CBM Lawyers is encouraging all of our lawyers and staff to work remotely. The health and safety of our employees, clients and community remain our top priority.
Rest assured, we have enacted contingency plans and resources to ensure our service remains uninterrupted. While we expect most business will be conducted remotely for the foreseeable future, essential business functions remain available at the office to support our clients if needed. However, where possible, we will conduct meetings through videoconferencing and telephone calls, and continue to monitor and respond to all emails and communications through a secure remote network.
As noted in our previous statement of March 17, 2020, we have enacted proactive measures relating to sanitation and other office policies to limit exposure to the virus. We request that any clients and/or service providers not attend our office unless it is absolutely essential to do so and this attendance has been approved by our office in advance so that appropriate arrangements are in place to minimize potential exposure to the virus. As before, we ask that any client or service provider who is showing signs of illness not attend our office. Rather, please contact our office by email or telephone so that alternate arrangements can be made.
Given the fluid nature of this global health challenge we all face, we expect this policy will be updated from time to time. At CBM Lawyers we are committed to taking responsible actions that balance both the needs of our clients, staff, lawyers, and the community at large. If you have any questions about this policy, please feel free to contact either Doug Simpson or Scott Johnston.