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Challenging the Stigma: A conversation about lawyer wellbeing and mental health with keynote speaker Ross Szabo

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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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Update on BAEC’s Protocol for Meetings and CLEs

From the Executive Director of the Bar Association of Erie County Dear Members, Thank you for taking a few minutes to read this email about how the Bar Association of Erie County is continuing its operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your health and the support of our membership are our most important priorities. Together, we …

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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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New Emergency Alert System for the NYS UCS

An Announcement from the Office of Court Administration Dear Academy Members and Friends,  I am writing to notify you about an important change in the manner in which the New York State Unified Court System sends out emergency notifications about our courts. Significant numbers of attorneys throughout the state are signed up to receive our …

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