“We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.”
—William J. Brennan, Jr., Former Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
In the words of the apocryphal Chinese curse, we live in “interesting times.” The challenge presented by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is unlike any other in recent generations. Like other organizations across the country and around the world, Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, LLC has carefully considered how to best respond to this challenge.
We recognize that the legal needs of our clients are not diminished, and in some instances may be exacerbated, during these uncertain times. We therefore will continue, to the greatest extent possible, to be available to our clients while, at the same time, taking the precautions necessary to safeguard our staff and families. Fleeson Gooing has already begun, and is prepared to continue, answering employment law, workplace condition, contract and other legal questions now faced by our clients.
As of March 25, 2020, Sedgwick County is under a “stay at home” order. Even though law firms such as ours are considered “essential businesses” and are exempted from the order, we have closed our office to the public. Most of our attorneys and staff are working from home but may be reached by telephone or email. Our attorneys working from home have full access to our firm network and the resources necessary to assist clients.
Our receptionist will continue to answer telephone calls to the office in order to generally assist clients and help them connect with their attorney. If a client has an emergency situation that requires an in-person meeting with an attorney, they should make appropriate arrangements with that attorney. Above all, we ask that our clients take the steps necessary to keep themselves and their families safe.
Over its 134-year history, Fleeson Gooing has seen many changes and challenges. The Wichita community is strong and has persevered through them all. We are confident that this present challenge will also be met, and stand ready to do our part. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we may be of any assistance.