The Cities Smallest Commuters

Children attending New York City schools learn the art of commuting at a young age. As they make the journey to and from school it’s important they know basic safety steps:
When Taking the Bus: If you have to cross the street to get to the bus use the sidewalk, if you can’t use the sidewalk make sure that you can see the bus driver and the bus driver can see you- never walk behind the bus. If you drop something tell the driver before you pick it up. You should respect the driver of the bus like you do your teachers and other safety professionals, listen to what he or she says, stay seated, and keep the isles clear. 
When Taking the Train: Stand clear of the edge of the platform, and never horse play on a train platform. If you can’t find a seat, look for a pole to hold onto. When boarding and exiting the bus be careful on the stairs.
When Walking to School: Always walk with a group if possible. Parents, practice the walk with your children and look for routes without major intersections, vacant lots, and other places that are either highly congested or mostly vacant. And remind your children to never talk to strangers!

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP