Clients, Colleagues, and Friends:
As we all are experiencing together, the evolving COVID-19 pandemic is creating widespread disrup-tion within our local schools and communities, as well as across the country and the globe. We all take actions individually to protect those closest to us, and now we must take steps collectively to limit the spread of the virus.
The attorneys and staff at TB&H have an unwavering commitment to our clients and the community to limit the spread of COVID-19, while ensuring that our team is ready to help clients conduct necessary business while navigating this fluid situation.
To satisfy each of those important obligations, on March 17, 2020, TB&H instructed its staff members to work remotely. In addition, and given the implementation of Governor Mills' new proclamation and the adoption of a staged approach to reopening Maine's economy, we will continue our remote work through May 31, 2020.
During this period, our office on Congress Street is accessible only to attorneys on an as needed basis for the provision of essential client services. The limited personnel in the office employ appropriate social distancing protocols.
Our operations personnel prepared us for the move to remote work, ensuring that TB&H can seam-lessly provide timely legal guidance. Attorneys and staff members have access to their e-mails and voicemails, so we encourage individuals to contact directly the attorney or staff member you need to reach. In addition, our general number provides an automated message that can direct you to any at-torney's voicemail.
These extraordinary circumstances require a reasoned approach. By implementing remote work safe-guards, we apply best practices recommended by state and federal authorities to minimize exposure risk, while ensuring the uninterrupted representation of those that have put their trust in us.
We are all Maine folks, and we maintain a strong sense of community. We will get through this to-gether.
"At Thompson Bowie & Hatch there are no closed doors. Our attorneys work collaboratively, giving them a fresh perspective on cases that only works to benefit our clients."