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Judge Marks Issues Administrative Order 149/20

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, and in consultation with the Presiding Justices of the Appellate Division, upon notice by the Presiding Judge of the Court of Claims, and, as appropriate, in consultation with or with the approval of County Clerks, I hereby establish, continue, or give notice of, programs for the consensual/voluntary and …

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Notice to the Bar: 8th Judicial District Phase 4 Return to In-Person Operations

Hon. Paula L. Feroleto, Administrative Judge for the Eighth Judicial District, announces that effective Monday July 6, 2020, the Courts in the Eighth Judicial District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties) will commence a Phase 4 Return to In-Person Operations. Throughout the COVID-19 public health pandemic, the county courthouses in the …

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Revised Guidelines Aim to Facilitate Swifter Provision of Appropriate Accommodations for Court Users with Special Needs

NEW YORK − As part of the court system’s ongoing efforts to enhance access to justice for New Yorkers with visual, hearing, communication, mobility, cognitive and other disabilities, Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks has approved the implementation of new guidelines to simplify the handling of requests for accommodations of disabilities made by parties, attorneys, …

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Judge Marks Issues Administrative Order 131/20 Regarding Foreclosures

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, I hereby order and direct that, effective June 24, 2020, commencement papers in foreclosure proceedings involving residential or commercial property shall require the inclusion of (1) an attorney affirmation in the form attached as Exh. 1 and (2) a Notice to Respondent, in English and Spanish, in the …

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Judge Marks Issues Administrative Order 129/20, Cancelling AO/88/20

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, I hereby direct that, effective immediately, Administrative Order AO/88/20 shall be cancelled and shall have no further force or effect. In light of the ongoing corona virus public health emergency, counsel and litigants are strongly encouraged to pursue discovery in cooperative fashion and to employ remote technology in …

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Notice to the Bar: 8th Judicial District Phase 3 Return to In-Person Operations

 Hon. Paula L. Feroleto, Administrative Judge for the Eighth Judicial District, announces that effective Monday June 22, 2020, the Courts in the Eighth Judicial District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties) will commence a Phase 3 Return to In-Person Operations. Throughout the COVID-19 public health pandemic, the county courthouses in the …

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Judge Marks Issues Administrative Order 127/20 Regarding Landlord/Tenant Evictions

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, I hereby order and direct that, effective June 20, 2020, petitions in eviction proceedings involving residential or commercial property pursuant to Article 7 of the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law (RP APL), whether brought on the ground that the respondent has defaulted in the payment of rent …

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