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 lawyers and paralegals are working in the office and electronically, although most of us are working from home. 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.
Will my lawyer be available to answer questions and work on my case?
Yes, your legal matters will continue to receive our attention. You can email, call, or videoconference with your lawyer during this time.
We also have multiple videoconferencing options; please contact your attorney for the platform that works best for you
How are court hearings and appointments affected?
Court in Bexar County are now conducted by Zoom Please see our blog article Court via Zoom: It’s Actually, Really Court (and Here’s How It Works)
Can I consult with a lawyer about a new family law or divorce matter?
Yes, we have office staff working in house 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
Annenberg Political Fact Check: holding politicians accountable
Animal Welfare Act: Animal Welfare Information Center: provides links to the Act as well as a history of the Animal Welfare Act
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts: an interdisciplinary and international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict
Children’s Rights Council – Non-profit devoted to helping kids experience the frequent, meaningful and continuing contact with two parents and extended family that the child would normally have during a marriage.
Defense Finance and Accounting Service:
provides information regarding military pay, including the calculation of retirement and hazard pay.
The Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc: Battered Women and children’s Shelter of Bexar County, Texas: 24 hour emergency hot line: 210-733-8810
Texas Statutes: Family Code
PUBLIC DATA SITES
Search Systems: directory of public records available on the web: reasonably priced
GovSpot – a non-partisan government information portal designed to simplify the search for the best and most relevant government information online.
Thomas – Research at the Library of Congress
CHIMPANZEE AND GREAT APE SANCTUARIES; LEADING ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS
A-P-E-S: committed to a forever home for primates all over the country; founded by Lee Theisen-Watt, appointed to act as the Receiver for Primarily Primates, Inc. in the fall of 2005 and spring of 2006; under her leadership, neglected animals enjoyed peace, nutrition and quality of life
Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary: located in the Swansea Valley in the lovely Brecon Beacons National Part area of South Wales, Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary, formerly Cefn-yr-Enw, rescues and provides a home for many types of unwanted animals, especially primates
Chimp Haven: serves as The National Chimpanzee Sanctuary, its mission is to provide lifetime care for chimpanzees who have been retired from medical research, the entertainment industry or no longer wanted as pets
Chimps, Inc. was founded by Leslie Day in 1995 in Bend, Oregon; this non-profit sanctuary is now the permanent home to Emma and Jackson, formerly confined to Primarily Primates
The Fauna Foundation: Canada’s premier animal sanctuary; the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Canada
Humane Society of the United States: the world’s largest animal protection organization
The International Primate Protection League: founded in 1973, The International Primate Protection League includes a gibbon sanctuary for rescued and neglected gibbons; Shirley McGreal, Chairwoman of the International Primate Protection League has been awarded the Order of the British Empire for her service towards the protection of primates
Jane Goodall Institute: founded by the world’s most renowned primatologist to empower people to make a difference for all living things
New England Anti-Vivisection Society: founded in 1895, NEAVS is dedicated to saving animal and human lives through research modernization by replacing animal experiments with modern alternatives that are ethically, humanely, and scientifically superior.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: with over 2.0 million members and supporters, PETA is the larges animal rights organization in the world
Primate Rescue Center: provides sanctuary for neglected and abused chimpanzees and monkeys; located in Kentucky
Center for Great Apes: Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, located in Wauchula, Florida
Project R&R: Release & Restitution for chimpanzees in US
laboratories: A project of the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, Project R&R’s mission is to end the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research and testing and to help provide them release and restitution in permanent sanctuary. While Project R&R focuses on the U.S., their goal is for a worldwide end to harmful, intrusive, and lethal research on all great apes.
Save the Chimps: working tirelessly to rescue chimpanzees from heinous research facilities, most notably, from The Coulston Foundation, a biomedical laboratory with the worst record of any lab in the history of the Animal Welfare Act
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation: Founded by Lynn Cuny in 1977, WRR provides a permanent home for a variety of mammals (e.g., wolves, bears, big cats, and primates) and non-indigenous birds and reptiles. Each year over 5,000 animals are brought to WRR, mostly from surrounding areas, but many from around the country; the majority of these were rehabilitated and released or given permanent sanctuary.