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Erie County Shift to Emergency Operations

Due to anticipated inclement weather conditions, the Erie County Courts listed below will be conducting emergency operations virtually on November 21, 2022.  Physical access to the Erie County Court facilities will be curtailed.  With the exception of criminal court arraignments and any emergency criminal matters, emergency matters will be handled virtually.  Regularly scheduled calendars are …

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Request for Comments Regarding the Proposed Amendments to the Local Rules of the Western District of New York

The Local Rules Committee of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York invites comments on the proposed amendments to the Local Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure and Local Patent Rules, which are available on the Court’s website at www.nywd.uscourts.gov. Please submit your comments by no later than November 16, …

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Request for Proposal – Delivery of Training Course for the Public Services Workshops Program

To All Interested Parties: The Professional Development Program (PDP), through the fiscal management of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, is under contract with the Office of Employee Relations (OER) to provide the Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP). The Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP) is a working partnership between the NYS Office of Employee …

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Courts Issue Updated Face Mask Policy

Effective September 15, 2022, face masks are no longer be required for any persons, regardless of vaccination status, in a Unified Court System facility, with two exceptions: Return from Isolation: Any person, including judges, non-judicial personnel and court visitors, returning from isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 entering a UCS facility must war a well-fitting, disposable, …

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Courts Release Revised Preliminary Conference Form for Matrimonial Practice

HON. MARY L. SLISZ, NYS Supreme Court Justice, Eighth Judicial District, has created a new fillable Preliminary Conference Form for matrimonial matters. Below is the revised PC Order which harmonizes 22 NYCRR 202.70 and 202.16 for matrimonial practice.  This is a fillable form.  This is to be returned in the same “fillable” format so that …

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Notice of Public Hearings on Pandemic Practices

Below you’ll find an important notice regarding two upcoming Public Hearings of the Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts – Pandemic Practices Working Group, to be held in Buffalo and New York City.   Regards,The Pandemic Practices Working GroupCommission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courtsppwg@nycourts.gov

New Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Category of CLE Credit and Attorney Requirement

Dear Members, As you may have heard, the BAEC has pledged to make the Erie Institute of Law more responsive to the current needs of our members. Please read below about one of our first efforts. The New York State Continuing Legal Education Program Rules are being amended to: (a) add Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data …

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Attorneys for Children Program Presents Introduction to the Effective Representation of Children

The Attorneys for Children (AFC) Program invites members of the BAEC to apply for their introductory training webinar on October 17, 18, and 19 (agenda, application, and memo attached.)  Applications will be accepted until October 7. AFC represent children of all ages, primarily in Family Court matters.  They are compensated by New York State at …

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