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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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Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order 202.48, Continuing Tolling of Statute of Limitations to August 5

EXECUTIVE ORDER Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency 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 …

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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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NY Courts to Offer FREE Online Surrogate’s Court Training on July 8

FREE Online Surrogate’s Court Training via Skype for Business ONE HOUR E-FILING TRAINING for Surrogate Court provided by New York State Courts E-Filing Resource Center Learn how to E-File documents from your office or personal computer. This one-hour session will be held: 2:00PM to 3:00PM on July 8th, 2020 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Please go to our …

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Oliver Young

Oliver C. Young Assumes Office as 114th President of the Bar Association of Erie County

Oliver C. Young is the Bar Association of Erie County’s 114th  President. He will be officially sworn in as President at the next Board of Directors meeting on June 30, 2020. He succeeds Bridget O’Connell. Oliver C. Young is a 1980 graduate of the SUNY at Buffalo Law School. In addition to a law degree, …

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Bar Association of Erie County Announces Results for their 2020-2021 Board of Directors Election

At the Bar Association of Erie County’s 133rd Annual Meeting, the Association announced the results of the annual election for Board of Directors. Joining the Board for 2020-2021 are the following. Hugh M. Russ, Hodgson Russ, LLP has been elected as Vice President. Kelley M. Omel, University at Buffalo School of Law, has been elected …

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