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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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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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Say Yes Buffalo Serves as Model Organization in Comprehensive Study

A study focused on the work of Say Yes Buffalo, “Building Impact: A Closer Look at Local Cross-Sector Collaborations for Education,” was completed by four researchers from the Columbia University Teachers College in December 2019. That study, commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, examined the collaborative, “cross-sector” nature at the heart of organizations like Say Yes …

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Town of Amherst seeks RFPs for Professional Legal Services Contracts

 The Town of Amherst (Town) is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified individuals and firms to provide legal services for real estate transactions, land use and development issues including compliance with New York State and Federal environmental law, including, but not limited to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), brownfields clean-up and development, right-of-way issues …

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Attorney Admission Fee Increases

NOTICE: ATTORNEY ADMISSION FEE INCREASES The United States District Court for the Western District of New York is increasing its fees for attorney admissions. Effective February 1, 2020 the fee for standard admittance will be $225.00. Also, effective February 1, 2020 pro hac vice admittance will also increase to $200.00. Further information can be found …

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Free Online E-Filing Training

FREE Online Training Session VIA Skype for Business ONE HOUR E-FILING TRAINING for Supreme Court provided by New York State Courts E-Filing Resource Center Learn how to E-File documents from your office or personal computer.These one hour sessions will be held from 10:30am-11:30am on the following dates: 1-16-2020 2-20-2020 3-19-2020 4-16-2020 5-14-2020 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIREDPlease go …

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