Kish Law LLC is still in operation during these times when we all must pull together in the safest way possible. We are available to discuss all of our older cases, and are taking on new matters, even though we cannot meet in person until the local and national authorities allow us to do so. All of the tools of the modern world are available so that we can talk on the phone, email, text, and video-conference with our clients and their families.
Most jails and detention facilities currently will not allow attorneys to enter for face-to-face meetings with clients. However, we are working with these facilities to keep in contact with our clients, either through regular phone calls or video conferences.
Most courts have greatly reduced their activity, but none have closed completely. As a result, we are still going to the courthouse when Judges ask us to do so in the safest manner possible. We are simply using common sense, and it helps that most Judges prefer that we try to handle hearings by video or phone conference whenever possible.
The vast majority of our cases are in the federal court system. The "Speedy Trial Act" has basically been waived with Judges all over the country entering orders that essentially take the Act out of existence for the next 30 days or so. While we are in this period, we continue working on our clients' cases so that when the system comes back up we can hit the ground running.
Many of our cases involve individuals or companies under investigation, with no court hearings yet scheduled. Our plan is to keep working with these clients, so that when the time finally comes that the courts are back in business full time, we are fully briefed and ready to convince the prosecutors that they should not charge these clients.
Federal criminal cases are the bulk of our work, and these are serious matters. We will keep working with our clients on these important cases even though the current times makes it more difficult. Our clients deserve nothing less.