The courts in New York and New Jersey have closed for hearings, conferences, and jury trials. Our friends in Pennsylvania report many similar closings. We even had a Philadelphia mediation postponed. Meetings of 50 or more are prohibited in New York and New Jersey, restaurants and bars are closed, and other non-essential businesses are encouraged to follow suit. We will continue to work in the office unless ordered to stay home. We are fully able to work remotely without interruption. Court filings in most of our courts are done electronically, and we receive orders and notifications from the courts in the same manner. We will receive our emails, of course. If we are out, or at night, our phones will route your calls to John (Press 2) or Peter (Press 3) at any time, with immediate connection to our cell phones.
We hope this will not last long. Most important, we hope you all remain safe and healthy.