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A Statement from the President and Vice President of the Bar Association of Erie County about the Capitol Building Attack

Just as we honor the tradition and right of peaceful protest to advance justice, the Bar Association of Erie County honors and advocates for the Rule of Law, a principle central to our democracy and to the fair and equitable treatment of all peoples. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the violent attack on …

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Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order 202.87

WHEREAS, on March 7, 2020, I issued Executive Order Number 202, declaring a State disaster emergency for the entire State of New York; and WHEREAS, both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and are expected to continue; NOW, THEREFORE, I, ANDREW M. CUOMO, Governor of the State …

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Judge Marks Issues Administrative Order 340/20 Relating to Foreclosures and Implementation of The Covid-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, and as required by L. 2020, c. 381 (the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 [“Act”; Exh. I]), I hereby direct that the following restrictions shall apply to the conduct of residential eviction matters before the New York State courts: Stay of Pending Residential Eviction …

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Judge Marks Issues Administrative Order 270/20, Reflecting Changes Impacting Civil Practice in Supreme and County Court.

WHEREAS, the Commercial Division of New York State Supreme Court is an efficient, sophisticated, up-to-date court, dealing with challenging commercial cases, and has had as its primary goal the cost-effective, predictable and fair adjudication of complex commercial cases, and WHEREAS, since its inception the Commercial Division has implemented rules, procedures and forms especially designed to …

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Judge Feroleto Issues Amended Administrative Order for the 8th Judicial District

Judge Paula Feroleto, Administrative Judge for the 8th Judicial District, has issued an amended Administrative Order, effective December 23, 2020. This order clarifies the current state of defaults and includes recent updates from Governor Andrew Cuomo and Judge Lawrence Marks on foreclosures and evictions. Both foreclosures and evictions are stayed, and not updated in this …

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8th Judicial District Issues Updated Protocols for Courts, including Supreme, Family, and Surrogate’s Court

For the past many months, the Unified Court System has permitted in-person proceedings in accordance with the Governor’s un-PAUSE NeW York plan. Foot traffic in the courthouses has been gradually increased to correspond with an improvement in ‘the metrics measuring the spread of the Coronavirus. Recently, the metrics have indicated the need to once again …

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8th Judicial District Issues Updated Protocols for Town and Village Courts

For the past many months, the Unified Court System has permitted in-person proceedings in accordance with the Governor’s un-PAUSE New York plan.  Foot traffic in the courthouses has been gradually increased to correspond with an improvement in the metrics measuring the spread of the Coronavirus.  Recently, the metrics have indicated the need to once again …

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Notice to the Bar: Supreme Court Law Library Holiday Recess Hours

 The Erie Supreme Court Law Library located at 77 West Eagle Street, Buffalo, New York will be closed for in person visits during the court recess, December 28 through December 31, 2020. During this time, staff will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to provide reference and research assistance and electronic document delivery. …

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Attorney Survey Findings Generate Recommendations to Enhance Gender Fairness in the New York State Courts

PRESS RELEASENew York State Unified Court SystemHon. Lawrence K. MarksChief Administrative Judge Contact:Lucian Chalfen, Public Information DirectorArlene Hackel, Deputy Director(212) 428-2500www.nycourts.gov/press NEW YORK – A recent survey conducted by the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts indicates that while the treatment of female attorneys, litigants and witnesses in the courts has …

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