The spring season is upon us as are many unique natural climatic events. Our hearts go out to the victims of the volcanic eruptions in Hawaii as well as those challenged by the high winds and heavy rains of the Northeast and Midwest. Even the southeast has fallen to torrential downfalls which hasn’t entered its hurricane season yet? Yes, we are all under siege by nature and must adapt to the ever-changing challenges of unexpected delays and closures.
Weather conditions frequently cause courthouses to close or have reduced hours. Even clerks and employees of the court are subject to their own personal situations which impact the hours they can or cannot work. Regardless of what role a person plays within the entire legal system, adverse weather is a root cause of diminished services and lower productivity. Many court services are suspended temporarily causing Attorneys to stop working on files or, at minimum, divert their minds, resources and time around current courthouse problems.
Messengers, runners, researchers and court couriers are inhibited from performing their duties when severe weather is forecasted or exists. Courthouse messengers keep close tabs on the weather as any major warnings of pending storms, high winds, flooding and or precipitation will dictate the timing of how and when a service will be handled. Forecasted weather conditions dictate to many how and when to drive to and from the court house.
Since courthouse messengers and runners are the front line service providers for law firms and attorneys, it is their timing, success, abilities or unexpected inabilities that create a time line for all legal documents deliveries to the court as well as when case files can be copied and or scanned..
Please consider what court messengers and runners really mean to law firms and attorneys. Like mail carriers, FedEx or UPS, court messengers and runners couriers, also known as couriers, are expected to perform field services regardless of forecasted or unexpected weather and road conditions. Natural disasters, wrecks on highways, extreme heat, flooding, hail, road rage, tolls, traffic and limited resources at the court affect deadlines. These are just a few challenges that confront our agents each and every day.
We suggest when you hire us to perform court house document delivery services and case file copying services on behalf of your law firm, to please keep in mind there are many variables that influence the timing of your request. To the extent you may need a same day service or a rush service, we will do our best. Our best is usually far better than anyone else can do yet please understand we don’t control the weather nor do we have a crystal ball to predict road conditions and unexpected events. Therefore, you must be cognizant of the fact that we aspire to start and finalize all court service requests on time but we are always challenged by variables that are out of our control.
Regardless where weather and unforeseen events occur we are all affected. We ask that you take the time to consider we all have family, loved ones, special people, loved one and animals in our lives. Our personal lives and professional plans have to be coordinated so as to allow for proper prioritization of our responsibilities to you.
Courthouse messengers are not immune to unforeseen circumstances. As courthouse messengers and runners, we do our best to think ahead, plan our itineraries around forecasted weather conditions. Weather and road conditions are out of our control but we remain focused and target our efforts the best we can to represent your needs. If, unfortunately, you are not pleased with services provided; perhaps the timing was slow or your deadline is rapidly approaching, please understand we are trying our best. We strive for successful services every minute of every day. If you are happy with services, be advised A LOT of effort and dedication went into making sure your service was handled in accordance with your directives and the law.
Courthouse NOW messenger services are provided by A. C. E., Inc. , the best twenty-one year old legal support service company in the nations. Our regional and local court messengers and runners are the most experienced and knowledgeable professional in the court services business.