COVID-19 and the Courtroom

March 14, 2020

Whether during a pandemic or on a normal daily basis, our work and mission at Kaveny +Kroll is to protect our clients and advocate on their behalf in any situation which threatens their health and well being. The crisis created by Covid-19 is no exception. We remain at the ready for our clients and their needs. As such,we are providing you with information as we navigate forward.

Kaveny+ Kroll strongly support and uphold the recommendations and restrictions set by our local and state authorities. One of the more recent changes has involved the postponement of most civil (and criminal) cases in Cook County Circuit Court beginning Election Day (Tuesday, March 17th) through April 15th.

This decision was handed down by Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans who made the announcement Friday night. During the trial period, courthouses will remain open, but no jury trials in criminal or civil matters will begin.

Kaveny+ Kroll will continue to work with the judicial system to identify the appropriate balance between allowing access to justice and minimizing the threat to public health. To this effect, our offices will remain open and staffed while we continue our due diligence on your case. If this involves a postponement, we will also be coordinating this on your behalf. We ask that, as you have done before, trust us to represent your needs in a manner which will assure you justice and compensation.

In accordance with these temporary restrictions, lawsuits can still be filed. The courts will also respond to any emergency needs or orders of protection.You are not alone. Kaveny + Kroll walks with you yesterday, today and in the time to come. Again, our offices will remain open and you can reach out to us anytime with any questions or needs in person, by phone or email.

Our clients are a strong group of individuals. So are our attorneys. That’s what brings us together and will carry us through.