COVID-19 Update: Our Nanaimo office can help if you need to sign legal documents in the presence of a lawyer.
March 30, 2020
Despite COVID-19 restrictions, there may be urgent cases where you must appear before a lawyer to sign legal documents such as affidavits, Powers of Attorney, or land title transfer documents. We can accommodate these circumstances at our Nanaimo office.
If you find yourself in a situation where you must sign a document in person before a lawyer, please follow the steps below:
- If you already deal with a lawyer at our Nanaimo office, call or email them and tell them what you need. They will make the necessary arrangements and set up a time for you to come to our office. Note: this assumes that you have not tested positive for COVID-19 or have not been in contact with someone who has. We can follow other procedures if that is the case, but we need to know this information to do so.*
- If you are a new client, call our Nanaimo office and explain what you need. Our switchboard will direct you to a lawyer who can help you.
- We will schedule an appointment for you and you will be asked to review the document in advance. We will have the document ready for your signature on the day of your appointment.
- We have set up a vestibule to the side of our office building that allows a lawyer to witness your signature through a glass door, so that you and the lawyer are not in the vestibule at the same time.
- When you arrive at our Nanaimo office, please call reception and let them know you have arrived.
- Someone from our office will guide you to the vestibule where you can sign the document while your lawyer observes.
- Once you have signed the document, you can exit the vestibule and we will complete the process and make the appropriate arrangements to have the completed document filed or delivered.
- We will send you an invoice by email and take payment for our services by credit card, over the phone.
*In cases where it is not medically advisable for you to appear in-person, the Law Society of British Columbia and our Courts have now implemented alternative procedures. If you believe you fall into this category, talk to us, and we will help you make the necessary arrangements.