Reopening for normal hours
As of June 1, 2020, we will be open for our regular business hours: 8:30-5 M-Th, 8:30-4:30 F (closed from 12-1 for lunch)! We are excited to see all of you again very shortly. While we are mostly able to stay 6 feet away from one another, please be ready to wear a mask if asked to do so (for example, if we need to put more than a few people in the conference room at a time).
Many courts are still operating with hearings using the Zoom videoconferencing app.
APPEARING FROM HOME:
If you have an iPhone, an iPad, or an Android phone, you can likely use this software on your phone and can appear for your court hearing without having to leave your home or workplace. If you have a Zoom hearing and you prefer to appear on your own,please check in with us at least a day in advance of your hearing so we know to expect you to appear that way. At that time, we will also double check to make sure that you have all the details for the call. We're not technology experts so we can't make any guarantees about being able to help you with the software itself, except to recommend that you test it out ahead of time.
The day of, please be in a private place where you won't be disturbed and call in to the hearing at least five minutes ahead of time. Courts ask that you stay on mute unless you are specifically wanting to speak or it is your turn to do so in order to try to minimize background noise. During the hearing, please make sure not to use the text "chat" function publicly unless the Judge asks you to do so; however, it is perfectly ok and encouraged to use it to talk to your attorney through private messaging.
APPEARING AT THE OFFICE:
If you prefer to be physically at the Meade Law Office to appear for your hearing, we are setting up the front conference room to allow for clients to appear there along with your attorney. All clients will have to do is show up. We expect that this will be done before any currently scheduled Zoom hearings.