Coronavirus Update: Message for Our Valued Current Clients and Future Clients

To Our Valued Current and Future Clients:

First and foremost, we truly hope that this message finds you and your family safe and healthy.

We at Sakamoto & Ruelas, APC, like the rest of the greater public, have been closely following the daily developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We wanted to provide you with some information regarding our firm and the steps our office is taking to protect and serve you during these unprecedented times.

With respect to the question of whether Sakamoto & Ruelas, APC, will remain open for business and continue to provide services to our clients, the emphatic answer is "yes". For at least the next few weeks, we will be handling all of our meetings and consultations via telephone conference or Zoom video conference for the health and safety of our clients and staff. We are committed to providing uninterrupted service to our clients, and believe telephonic and virtual conferences will not only be beneficial for health purposes, but also convenient for many of our clients.

As for our cases that are currently open and are in a Court setting, the local courts are the best source of information daily about the steps they are taking to postpone cases. As of this writing, most courts are closed and most case hearings have been postponed. The Courts are open virtually for very limited emergency hearings. We, as Attorneys, have no control over these court cases and hearing dates. Unless granted some relief by the court, any court deadlines must be followed. Serious penalties can result for not following court deadlines. We will communicate with each client the information we have regarding the court schedules in their case. Luckily, many of our Court appearances, if necessary, can be made telephonically.

We are evaluating these plans on a daily basis and making any modifications as needed. We have put in place CDC recommended actions, as well as the orders of the California State Governor, to keep our employees safe so they can continue to assist our clients. We are currently working remotely but look forward to the day when it is safe to return to work at our offices.

We promise to continue to serve you in the best possible manner under these circumstances. We will keep you apprised of any changes we make. Thank you for your continued support of our law firm. Please do not hesitate to call our office if you have any questions.