How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting law in Arkansas?
For the safety of their constituents and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, most courts in Arkansas are postponing hearings until the end of March. Click here for current information regarding your county’s courts.
Fortunately, Owings Law Firm is equipped to do most of your legal work by phone, teleconference, fax, and email.
What legal services can be provided while the courts are closed?
If you are worried about the status of your case, rest assured: while your courtroom may be temporarily closed, your case has not hit a dead end. Arkansas attorneys will be trying fewer cases in court during this brief period, so it is likely that they will have more time to dedicate to other important tasks.
There are several actions that Owings Law Firm can take regarding your case while Arkansas courts are closed, including:
- Preparing cases for filing. This is a necessary step in all court cases that requires thorough attention and dedication.
- Filing cases. The sooner a case is filed, the better: it’s a good idea to try to be first in line when the courts reopen and get ahead of the backlog.
- Performing discovery tasks. Another necessary step, the discovery process is a pre-trial procedure that involves obtaining evidence.
- Filing motions. Filing motions—requests for decisions to be made by the court—can be done at any time.
- Seeking relief. Similar to filing cases and motions, requesting relief from the court now is a good way to ensure your request will be seen sooner rather than later.