Health & Operations Update – Coronavirus – COVID-19

by | Mar 14, 2020 | News

Burke Costanza & Carberry continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the Coronavirus – COVID-19. Effective immediately, Burke Costanza & Carberry will suspend all in-person meetings with clients, attorneys, and others.

Instead of meeting in-person, we will be utilizing video conferencing, phone calls, or simply rescheduling meetings to a future date. Along the way, we will continue to follow any new developments and make any adjustments we feel are in the best interest of our clients and staff.

We would also like to update you on our business continuity plan. The health and safety of our colleagues, clients, visitors and their loved ones is extremely important to us. Moreover, we have a robust business continuity plan, which, in addition to protecting our people, includes process and technology safeguards to ensure that data is managed and protected and that our systems are accessible during any disruption. Our business continuity plan includes:

  • Remote Working Capabilities – In 2014 BCC moved to a secure, virtual desktop and server infrastructure which allows our people to work remotely from anywhere with an internet connection, while protecting client information and maintaining the security measures in place within our office. This system also ensures that our phones and other means of communicating operate seamlessly when working remotely. In addition, our information governance policy requires us to maintain a digital file as our official, permanent record. As a result, we can securely access our client materials remotely at any time.
  • Employee and Office Guidelines – We have sound and clear guidelines in place to protect the health and safety of our employees, reduced in-office personnel by utilizing our remote working capabilities, social distancing guidelines, and self-quarantine rules. We continue to review these guidelines on a regular basis to ensure we address any changes to this dynamic situation.

In short, we have every reason to expect that we will be able to continue to provide our clients the service and advice that you’ve come to expect from our firm. Finally, thank you for the continued trust and confidence you show in us.

While we understand these changes will be an inconvenience, we feel it is important to do our part in slowing the transmission of the virus. We will continue to conduct business using all the tools and technology available to us, while keeping everyone as safe as possible. Hopefully, we can move through the coming days with very little disruption to our clients and the legal system. We will be reviewing the situation often and will continue with normal business practices once we feel it is appropriate. We appreciate your understanding in these unprecedented times.

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