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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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New York State Bar Association’s 2020 Statewide High School Mock Trial Tournament Cancelled

On Friday, March 13, Hank Greenberg, the President of the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”), canceled the 2020 Statewide High School Mock Trial Tournament. This decision is based on the public health threat presented by COVID-19; NYSBA’s inability to ensure that the conduct of the Tournament did not contribute to the pandemic’s spread, especially …

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Memorandum from Hon. Lawrence K. Marks Regarding Moratorium on Evictions, Limit on Travel

From: Lawrence Marks, Chief Administrative Judge RE: Coronavirus -Procedures to Reduce Courthouse Traffic As part of our ongoing efforts to reduce courthouse traffic to combat spread of the coronavirus and protect the health and safety of our workforce, and consistent with recent action by Governor Cuomo to limit large public gatherings through the State, the …

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Visitor Restrictions Implemented at Federal Courthouses in the Western District of New York

The United States District Court for the Western District of New York announces visitor restrictions to all courthouses in the District as a result of the COVID-19 virus beginning to spread in New York State. The Centers for Disease Control has advised people to take precautions considering the COVID-19 virus outbreak and noted that the …

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Help is Available. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask.

By Pamela ThibodeauFrom Bar Association of Erie County Bulletin – Fall 2019, Vol. 59, Issue No. 1September 20, 2019 Practicing law can be a tremendously fulfilling and rewarding endeavor. At the same time, it can also be incredibly stressful and damaging to our mental health and overall quality of life. We and our colleagues may …

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