Dear clients, customers,
Business partners and friends,
In the course of the current developments, we would like to minimize direct contact in the law firm, at court and on-site appointments as far as possible. Since we have largely digitized the law firm, communication via telephone, email and, as far as courts and lawyers are concerned, is possible via the beA. Please use this opportunity and help to minimize the infection with Covid-19!
As far as possible, our clients should not be subject to any restrictions, which is why we ensure that deadlines and dates are also met in the future. We keep you up to date!
Moritz Eschbach and Andreas Gerhard
Lawyers and partners in the firm
Effects of the spread of the corona virus on the judiciary in Rhineland-Palatinate
(Information from the Ministry of Justice Rhineland-Palatinate)
Dear Sirs and Madames,
the current dynamic crisis situation forces the country’s judiciary to take measures
which also affect the legal profession in its diverse contacts with courts and public prosecutors. I ask for your understanding for the resulting impairment of the cooperation.
In order to minimize the number of social contacts and thus contagion risks and thus further reduce the spread of the coronavirus, it was agreed in close and trusting coordination with the judicial authorities to reduce the business operations to the essentials until further notice. The presence of people in the official offices of the courts and public prosecutor’s offices is to be restricted to an essential extent. Subject to judicial independence, only the maintenance of the mandatory business operations and the conduct of negotiations that cannot be postponed – in particular liability matters, investigative work, urgent matters and long-term criminal negotiations – must be ensured.
I am also certain of your support in the current, unprecedented crisis, in an effort to ensure that the judiciary is able to function under the rule of law and at the same time to protect the health of employees who have contact with our courts and public prosecutors. I would like to ask you to inform your members in a suitable form and to seek understanding from them.
Information on the current development can be found on the website https://jm.rlp.de/de/startseite/ or on the website of the courts or public prosecutors.
If you have any questions about the measures taken, please contact the Ministry of Justice Dr. Budroweit and Mr. Rädle are available at any time – also by phone.