Covid 19 Update at Gilbert Law Offices

No one can claim the Covid 19 pandemic is behind us but after a few months of lockdown and quarantine there are more data points from which people can draw conclusions about how to move forward. During these months we have remained in touch with our clients, old and new, and honed our skills for getting work out from home, conducting meetings, mediations, depositions and even court appearances via Zoom and other platforms. Courts are slowly beginning to ramp up. We have even been to nursing homes. Although our front door is still locked, with a new doorbell installed, we are seeing clients in the office when indicated and by appointment. Masks and social distancing are observed and hand sanitizer is close by.

Our prime concern is still the health and safety of clients, staff, and others with whom we deal. Yet legal problems are important and need to be addressed. We want to continue to help our clients deal with those problems. To be sure, there are fewer face-to-face meetings than there were before the pandemic but we have filled the gap with old and new technologies, supported by our dedicated and hardworking staff. Although we have occasionally had to turn on the answering machine our goal is to have a live person answer your call, ready to listen to what you need.

On the medical side there have been alarming reports that, because of Covid 19, people have neglected to deal with other emergent health issues, sometimes with very bad consequences. Failing to timely deal with legal issues can also result in bad consequences. If you have a legal problem which you think is important, please don’t wait. Pandemic or not, we are here and while we will continue to observe the precautions to protect the safety of all, we stand ready to help.

Peggy Gilbert (Of Counsel)

Peggy Gilbert is a native of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, who knew she wanted to be a lawyer when she was eleven. She founded the firm which is today Gilbert Law Offices as a solo practice in 1984. She is a graduate of the University of Maine and Gonzaga University Law School in Spokane, Washington. After being admitted to practice in 1982, Peggy served as an assistant Maine Attorney General in the human services division, the first assistant to be based in Bangor. She later served as a bond claim supervisor for Peerless Insurance Company in Keene, New Hampshire, before returning to Maine to open her private practice. Peggy is a former member of the executive committee of the Penobscot County Bar Association, and also served on the Lawyer Referral Committee of the Maine State Bar Association.

Since her retirement from active practice, Peggy serves as Of Counsel to the firm. She has also served as a Trustee of Unity College, President of the Maine Icelandic Horse Association and is an active member of the Maine Association of Nonprofits.


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