Prepare for Your Visit
SMM Law’s Response to Public Health Recommendations in the Face of COVID-19
Increased Sanitation Measures
To minimize the risk of infection from all sources, not only COVID-19 (coronavirus), SMM Law increased its regular disinfection of all areas open to clients and high-touch surfaces to twice a day early in March.
As always in the winter influenza months, we continue to have hand sanitizer greeting you in our reception area. We also have client meeting rooms that are large enough to respect the current social distancing recommendations.
For over twenty years we have been using email and telephone conference calling whenever suitable to consult with clients. This option is available and encouraged.
If you are uncertain if your appointment or consultation can adequately be handled via remote communication, please call us to discuss.
Suggestions for Clients
In addition to encouraging everyone in the community to follow Health Canada’s Guidelines for Preparing for COVID-19, we offer the following suggestions for visitors to the office:
- Make use of the automatic door openers when entering the Fleming Building. Avoid touching the push buttons directly with your hands.
- Wash your hands thoroughly upon entering the building, and before entering our office. There are bathrooms across the hall from our office with soap, running water, and disposable paper towels, as well as hand sanitizer at the door. Use paper towels or your elbow to trigger the automatic open door when entering and exiting the bathroom.
- Make use of the hand sanitizer available in our office.
- Avoid shaking hands with any members of our team.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after leaving our office.
- And, of course, if you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with someone who is unwell, please do not come to your appointment. You are welcome to call us to cancel or reschedule.
What to Bring
In general, please bring the following with you to every appointment:
- Current identification (Passport, Driver’s Licence or Ontario Photo ID Card, preferably. We cannot accept photo health cards as primary identification, even if they are current.)
- Any previous versions of documents that are relevant to your upcoming appointment.
- A valid form of payment (We accept Mastercard, Visa, debit, cheque, eTransfer, and cash. With cash payments, clients will be required to sign additional documents.)
- Any additional documents (refer to the guide below).
Real Estate Law appointments
Two pieces of current identification, keys (if selling), certified cheque or bank draft (if purchasing), any relevant information requested in our initial letter.
Wills & Estates appointments
Lists of assets (joint and personal), insurance policy information, copy or original of current Wills or Powers of Attorney (if prepared by another firm).
Landlord & Tenant Law appointments
Any applicable contracts, leases, or other documents and evidence that you believe are relevant.
Notary Public appointments
Original documents and any forms to be completed and valid identification. We are able to photocopy documents in-office.