How has the Coronavirus affected your practice at Fellerman & Ciarimboli?
Haley Bianco: It’s that time of the day for The Law and You. Joining us today from home we have attorneys Ed Ciarimboli and Greg Fellerman back with us. Nice to see you guys.
Greg Fellerman: Nice to see you.
Ed Ciarimboli: Good to be here Haley. I wish we were there in person with you but every day we’re one step closer.
Haley: We sure hope so. Well, our viewers are stuck at home too and they’re sending in question just like usual. This one comes from Kristen in Pottsville. She says, how has the coronavirus impacted your practice at Fellerman & Ciarimboli?
Ed: You know, that’s a great question and you know, first and foremost, Greg and I want to thank all of our staff. I mean, they have been absolutely fantastic through all this and to be perfectly honest, it hasn’t really affected our practice all that much other than actually like going into a courtroom. Obviously, that hasn’t happened. But you know, we made a big investment in technology a number of years ago so a lot of our people were already set up to work remotely. We’ve been doing virtual deviations, we do virtual depositions on Zoom just like we’re doing here. We’ve been doing depositions on Zoom for years. I mean, everybody was pretty comfortable doing that. Its been a little bit of a challenge trying to work around some of the court closings but I will tell you our local judges, the federal judges they have absolutely embraced technology and really been pushing it and making lawyers utilize the technology to move things forward. So you know, from that perspective its been okay. What do you think, Greg?
Greg: I think the one thing is, the one thing we’ve learned is we can use this as a teaching moment. That technology can really make the court system work better and can make our practices work better. I’m kind of at the forefront right now dealing with some of the people across the state to address this with the courts after this crisis goes to put together better uses of technology so the courts can continue to operate. So hopefully the cause teaching moments, we all have to learn from this. Technology can help our lives. It’s really an interesting time.
Haley: Absolutely, we have to get creative in these times. Ed Ciarimboli and Greg Fellerman, thank you so much for your time. If you have questions for the Law and You go to PAHomePage.com or give the hotline a call.
Ed & Greg: Yes, absolutely.
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