OUR FIRM IS OPEN AND WE ARE WORKING!
As the situation with COVID-19 continues to develop and evolve, the safety, health and well-being of our clients and our team is extremely important to us. We are watching for the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and international medical experts to learn how we can best manage our facility and our clients.
We would like to reassure you that The Law Office of Lisa A. Vance, P.C. will continue to be available to provide services to all of our clients. Our doors are open; we have lawyers and paralegals on site and until we are instructed differently, we will work here, and electronically. Below is a list of FAQs regarding our response and commitment to you during COVID-19.
Can I even have a consultation with my lawyer remotely?
Yes, The Office of Lisa A. Vance, P.C. has a comprehensive remote working capability and all of our lawyers and paralegals are equipped to work securely from home. Whilst you are welcome to come here, we also have multiple videoconferencing options; please contact your attorney for the platform that works best for you.
Will my lawyer be available to answer questions and work on my case?
Yes, we are open, and your legal matters will continue to receive our attention. You can come in for a conference, or email, call, or videoconference with your lawyer during this time.
How are court hearings and appointments affected?
The Texas courts are adjusting regular operations and most non-emergency hearings are being rescheduled. There are cases that will not be brought to a judge for a while. “Essential Matters” will, however, be heard. Those that cannot go to court are, nonetheless, being handled with electronic solutions and we will be able to seek judicial protection where needed. Here is the link to the most current Bexar county orders: https://www.bexar.org/DocumentCenter/View/26055/Special-Order-726928--Presiding-Civil-District-Court-and-Jury-Monitoring-Court?bidId=
Most other counties have issued similar protocol. Please speak with your attorney to assess what this will mean for your case.
Can I consult with a lawyer about a new family law or divorce matter?
Yes, we have office staff working at our office and remotely to ensure continuity in our business. For information about a family law or divorce matter, please call our office or complete the Request a Consultation Form.
Your family law matters remain our top concern and we are not going to permit this pandemic to take priority over your needs. We will remain confident, alert and prepared.
We wish you and your family well as we work through this difficult situation together.
With warm regards,
Lisa A Vance
The Law office of Lisa A. Vance works with contract lawyers in an effort to diminish costs and provide efficient services to our clients. Our paralegals are our case managers and they are the ones “at the front line” for our clients, handling the day to day scheduling, conferencing and litigation plans. But when there is a need for lawyers, we try to match the need to the skill set at the most efficient cost. So, our contract lawyers, who are NOT employees of the firm, will draft pleadings, perform legal research, handle lesser court appearances and interface with opposing counsel on matters that are just a bit above a paralegal’s expertise. Each of our contract lawyers works under a separate legal entity and none is exclusive to The Law Office of Lisa A. Vance, P.C. (but we never work against each other! It is our goal to continue to provide our clients with a key legal staff member (our legal assistants) while working towards reasonable costs. And with these independent practitioners, we have found a way to meet that goal.