Winter 2021 —
The MLO Minute: 2021 Year in Review —
A Letter from our CEO and Founder:
It seems that the calendar year 2021 has been a roller coaster for everyone. A year that began with much promise with technological advances in vaccines, therapeutics, and various approaches to return to a more normal existence, have most recently been slowed by variants of the coronavirus which has changed everyone’s lives for the last two years. But the unceasing efforts of frontline workers, medical personnel, and scientists continue to give hope that we can soon find our collective way past the challenges we all reluctantly face. As 2021 ends, we can still reflect on our blessings and the many hopeful signs for the future, even as we mourn those who have been lost, or left behind, or have suffered personal or economic losses during this difficult year. We remain fortunate that enhanced technology allows us to connect with others personally, professionally, and educationally in ways never thought before. The ingenuity, grit, and determination of our fellow citizens remains inspiring and life-sustaining.
Our legal family has successfully persevered throughout these various struggles. Our staff can effectively work remotely for as long as the health of our colleagues and clients requires us to do so. Our technology is effective and robust to allow our work to continue seamlessly and effectively, and continue apace with client meetings, court hearings, document signings, and a full array of legal services in-person when essential and through remote access and virtual activities, always maintaining appropriate health and safety measures for everyone concerned.
We recognize and honor the struggles that so many of our clients have faced, whether in obtaining appropriate special education programming, creating critical estate planning documents, administering estates, addressing Title IX issues in schools, and all other work of our practice. As 2021 comes to a close, we want to extend our sincere appreciation to our clients, our colleagues, and especially to everyone who works to keep us safe, including (but not limited to) our first responders, medical personnel, congregate care staffing, and so many others. We hope and pray for all of us to experience a peaceful, happy and healthy 2022, and we remain prepared to serve our clients and our community in every way possible.
McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C.