Law firm to host online discussion of legal issues amid coronavirus

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SYRACUSE — Stanley Law Offices, a personal injury firm, will host an online live Q&A focused on working through thorny legal issues during a state of lockdown.

This includes discussion about workers’ compensation, social security disability income, unemployment insurance, mortgage, rent, and credit card payments and legal obligations, and what to anticipate once the judiciary and administrative agencies are no longer on pause.

“We have seen a lot of ingenuity from the courts and certain other agencies like the Workers’ Compensation Board in their use of technology in staying open on a limited scale,” said Joe Stanley, partner of the Stanley Law Offices.

Stanley said the virtual courts, however, have heard only essential and emergency matters on their dockets, leaving many litigants anxious for relief in pending matters that have been postponed under the court’s abbreviated schedule.

“Although the courts have been on pause, the suffering of many injured people have not. To the contrary, times have gotten worse for these folks,” Stanley said.

The online session will be streamed on Facebook Live on Tuesday, April 21 at 3 p.m. Stanley said this panel of attorneys will speak to the worries of many who have pent up and unresolved legal matters, as well as others who have recently suffered a financial impact from the coronavirus outbreak.

Founding attorney Stanley will open the conversation with an overview of the laws relating to personal injury and accidents and make some premonitions on how the courts will transition back to business once the lockdown has been lifted. He will be joined by his colleague Stephanie Viscelli, who will talk about the challenges facing property owners and tenants alike who have experienced a COVID-19 related hardship and temporarily cannot meet their mortgage or rent payment obligations as a result of a shortfall in income. Viscelli will also address the credit card company debate and what consumers’ rights are.

An advocate for workers and particularly those with disabilities, Megan Fallon will speak about the unique concerns facing individuals with worker’s compensation issues including Social Security Disability recipients and claimants.

With a tsunami of new unemployment claims expected to be filed among those out of work because of the upheaval wrought by the coronavirus outbreak, Attorney Anna Robbins will provide guidance in navigating a complicated regulatory regime.

Moderated by Angela Moonan, the public is invited to become a part of this conversation by submitting their questions during this Facebook Live session.

Residents wanting answers can go directly to the Stanley Law Offices Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/CuzJoeKnows/

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