CANFIELD — Betras, Kopp & Harshman will conduct a free online COVID-19 legal clinic on Wednesdays for the duration of the emergency.
Atty. David Betras, the firm’s managing partner, said the firm has been designated an “essential business” under the Stay at Home Order issued March 22 by the Ohio Department of Health and will remain open during the COVID-19 crisis.
The online legal clinic will be available via Facebook Live from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays.
“This is a confusing and frightening time,” Betras said in a news release. “We know people here in the Valley and across Ohio have lots of questions related to their jobs, health care and finances. We’re going to do our best to answer their questions and provide sound advice that will help them cope with the crisis.”
The free clinics will be broadcast and archived on the firm’s Facebook page.
Questions may be submitted during the broadcast via Facebook messenger by calling 330-746-8484 or 800-457-2889, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BKH has established new protocols for in-person client meetings.
“We will observe social distancing protocols at all times and the number of visitors who may be present in the office will be limited to 10 or less,” Betras said. “We’re asking any client who has a previously scheduled appointment or may have a hearing or trial pending to confirm the day and time by calling 330-746-8484 or 800-487-2889.”
As an alternative to in-person meeting, the firm’s attorneys and staff are prepared to conduct initial consultations, meetings and conferences via telephone, Facetime, and/or Skype.
“This situation is not going to prevent us from aggressively representing our clients. We’re prepared to take extraordinary measures to protect our clients during these extraordinary times,” Betras said.