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Personal Injury... The Impact of COVID-19 on the Courts and your Personal Injury Claim

Alix Digout – April 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the legal community continues to evolve and work collectively to help limit the spread of COVID-19, service client needs, and promote access to justice. 

While most lawyers/law firms are operating remotely, the Nova Scotia Courts are considered an essential service and remain open. Several protective measures have been implemented under an essential service model to ensure both court staff and the public stay safe while trying to maintain a level of function. Some updated measures include: 

The Court will advise the public once normal operations resume and will continue to provide updates regarding any changes to their practice on the Court of Nova Scotia website at courts.ns.ca.  

Like the Court, MDW Law has pivoted to adapt to the current COVID-19 climate, conducting client meetings, discoveries and mediations by video conferencing in order to advance clients’ matters, as appropriate. Howver, trials, motions, judicial settlement conferences, date assignment conferences, etc. that require the Courts involvement have largely been cancelled or adjourned for the time being.  

The Personal Injury Team at MDW Law is fully operational remotely and offers free initial consults via Zoom or by telephone for prospective clients. For our current clients, we are available by Zoom, telephone, and e-mail to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the impact of COVID-19 on your personal injury claim.  

Virtual Affidavits:

www.courts.ns.ca/News_of_Courts/documents/NSSC_Virtual_Affidavits_NR_04_02_20.pdf

 

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