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Corona Virus Notice

At the law offices of Margaret Gettle Washburn, P.C., we continue to monitor the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), upon the physical and mental health and well-being of our clients and our team; and you are our top priority.

We have made sure that our offices are clean, and we do so daily. All our attorneys, paralegals and employees are well-informed and taking any necessary precautions. We are encouraging everyone to take care of themselves, including frequent hand washing, hand sanitization and staying home if they are feeling ill or believe they have been exposed to someone with the virus.

Our office is open for business at this point, and we intend to operate business as usual as much as possible for the convenience of our clients. Please call us prior to coming to the office so that we may ensure that we are here and available for you. We can also arrange to do phone consultations for you. We understand that daycare and school closings may place a hardship on you, your schedule and our employees. We will try to accommodate you as much as possible. Hopefully, this will be short term in nature as we adjust to community decisions.

Many of you have called over the weekend and this morning about the Courts and hearings and mediations being rescheduled.

On March 14th, 2020, Supreme Court Chief Justice Melton entered an Order declaring a statewide judicial emergency. This Order applies to all courts sitting in the State of Georgia:

“To the extent feasible, courts should remain open to address essential functions, and in particular courts should give priority to matters necessary to protect health, safety, and liberty of individuals. Essential functions are subject to interpretation; however, some matters that fall into the essential function category are: (1) where an immediate liberty or safety concern is present requiring the attention of the court as soon as the court is available; (2) criminal court search warrants, arrest warrants, initial appearances, and bond reviews; (3) domestic abuse temporary protective orders and restraining orders; (4) juvenile court delinquency detention hearings and emergency removal matters; and (5) mental health commitment hearings.”

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns by calling 770-676-1191 or by sending us an email. Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation and assistance. We are here for you. Margaret Gettle Washburn, P.C.