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New Statewide Courthouse Procedures for the NYS Unified Court System

Be advised that pursuant to Administrative Judicial Order of the New York State Unified Court System, the Courts of New York State have postponed all non-essential functions until further notice. For all Court Outside of New York City, Court matters in each county will be condensed into one location where only ESSENTIAL cases will be …

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8JD Administrative Order Extending Temporary Orders of Protection

PRESENT: Hon. Paula L. Feroleto Administrative Judge of the Eighth Judicial District It is hereby ORDERED that: All temporary orders of protection issued in all counties in the Eighth Judicial District that are due to expire on a date which the matter may not be heard due to extraordinary circumstances, including a public health emergency, …

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8JD Administrative Order from Hon. Paula Feroleto, Outlining Interim Court Procedures

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, and in accordance with the recent operational protocols issued by the Chief Administrative Judge for the trial courts of the Unified Court System, I hereby order that effective 5:00 PM on March 16, 2020 the following rules be put into effect in the 8th Judicial District until rescinded. …

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Justice Courts Update re: COVID-19

Effective March 17, 2020, all daytime town, village and city court arraignments will be conducted in Erie County Court, Part 27. At this time, the Assigned Counsel Program will have 1 attorney appear in this part to handle those arraignments. It is our understanding that the arraignments will be limited to in-custody arraignments only. For …

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Matrimonial Cases Update from Justice Mary L. Slisz

Dated: March 16, 2020MEMO FROM JUSTICE SLISZ: Due to the restrictions now in place in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all scheduled conferences and court appearances are hereby adjourned until further notice. The Court will be closed as of 5:00 p.m. on March 16, 2020. The Court will have limited services available (see below). All information …

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United States District Court Western District of New York Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19

WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) has advised people to take precautions considering the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) outbreak and noted that the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus; WHEREAS, on March 7, 2020, the Governor of the State of New York declared a disaster emergency in …

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A Message from Bridget O’Connell regarding Judge Mark’s Memo

Dear Friends and Colleagues: On the afternoon of March 13, 2020 the Bar Association of Erie County shared a memo received from New York State’s Chief Administrative Judge, Lawrence K. Marks. The provisions therein apply to courts across New York State. Click here to read that memo. In response to questions from some of our …

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