Local Practice Court Orders Regarding COVID-19
This page will highlight orders, news, and alerts on operations and procedures directly affecting and related to the 8th Judicial District Court.
8th JD CITY COURTS ACCEPTING CIVIL COMMENCEMENT FILINGS THROUGH EDDS
As a result of the success Buffalo City Court has experienced as a pilot court designated for accepting civil commencement documents through the NYS Courts Electronic
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
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
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
Courts Issue Administrative Order 199/22, Re New Mandatory Form for Erie County Landlord Tenant Eviction Petitions
Please see below for AO 199-22 requiring the use of the Notice of Petition Form for filings of residential eviction matters in any City, Town
Courts Issue Administrative Order 189/22, Adding a New Section to the Uniform Rules
Below please find Administrative Order AO/189/2022, amending Rule 6 of Section 202.70(g) of the Uniform Rules for the Supreme and County Courts (Rules of Practice
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
Chief Judge DiFiore Issues Amendment to Part 36
Hon. Janet DiFiore, Chief Judge of the State of New York issues an amendment to Part 36. See below.
Courts Issue Administrative Order 158/22
Below please find Administrative Order AO/158/2022, which is effective immediately and is in regards to the resumption of residential and commercial eviction matters, filing and
Courts Issue Administrative Order 151-22 Amending Part 202.12 of Uniform Rules
Below see the attached Administrative Order AO/151/2022, amending Part 202.12-a of the Uniform Rules for the Supreme and County Courts, regarding Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Actions;
Courts Issue Administrative Order 153-22 Amending Rule 19 of Uniform Rules
Below please find Administrative Order AO/153/2022, amending Rule 19 of Section 202.70(g) of the Uniform Rules for the Supreme and County Courts (Rules of Practice
Courts Issue Administrative Order 124-22 Regarding Training Requirements for Mediators
Below please find Administrative Order AO/124/2022, promulgating, effective January 1, 2023 training requirements for mediators and neutral evaluators severing on court rosters under Part 146
Courts Issue Administrative Order 117-22, Amending Rule 11 of the Uniform Rules
Below please find Administrative Order AO/117/2022, amending Rule 11 of section 202.70(g) of the Uniform Rules for the Supreme and County Courts (Rules of Practice
8JD Courts Issue Memo Regarding Modifications to COVID-19 Protocols
The 8th Judicial District have issued modifications to COVID-19 protocols. See below for memo.
Courts Issue Administrative Order 142-22 Revising Matrimonial Forms
Chief Administrative Judge Marks has signed Administrative Order 142-22 dated June 13, 2022 with the approval of the Administrative Board. A/O/142/22 adopts a revised Preliminary
Courts Issue Administrative Order 141-22 Regarding Revisions to Matrimonial Rules
Chief Administrative Judge Marks has signed Administrative Order 141-22 dated June 13, 2022 with the approval of the Administrative Board. AO/141/22 is effective July 1,
Dedication of the Erie County Landlord Tenant HUB Court
Hon. Kevin M. Carter, Administrative Judge of the Eighth Judicial District is pleased to announce a dedication ceremony for the newly created Erie County Landlord
A Statement from Judge Kevin Carter on the May 14 Mass Shooting at Tops
Below is a statement from Hon. Kevin M. Carter, Administrative Judge for the 8th Judicial District regarding the mass shooting that occurred on May 14,
Eighth Judicial District Women’s History Month 2022 Celebration
“The Power of Women’s Voices” Hon. Kevin M. Carter, Administrative Judge of the Eighth Judicial District and Hon. E. Jeannette Ogden, Chair of the Eighth
Courts Issue Administrative Order 72/22, Related to Changes to the Uniform Rules
Attached please find Administrative Order AO/072/2022, which amends Rules 1, 8, 9, 11-c, 11-e, 11-g, and Appendices of section 202.70(g) of the Uniform Rules for
8th Judicial District Issues Memo Regarding Protocols for the Expansion of Court Operations
Hon. Kevin M. Carter, 8th Judicial District Administrative Judge, has released a memorandum outlining the protocols for the expansion of court operations. See Memo below.
Courts Issue Administrative Order 34/22, Relating to Residential and Commercial Evictions.
Click to read Administrative Order 34/22.
Courts Issue Administrative Order 35/22, Relating to Residential and Commercial Foreclosures.
Click to read Administrative Order 35/22.
Courts Are Open Today, January 6, 2022
January 6, 2022 – The 8th Judicial District Courts will be open today with their regular hours. For more information and updates, visit the 8th
Courts Issue Administrative Order 372/21, Relating to E-filing.
Click below to read Administrative Order 372/21
Appointment of Supervising Criminal Court Judge
Below is a memo from Hon. Kevin M. Carter to the Eighth Judicial District regarding the appointment of the Supervising Criminal Court Judge.
Appointment of Supervising Family Court Judge
Below is a memo from Hon. Kevin M. Carter to the Eight Judicial District regarding the appointment of the Supervising Family Court Judge.
Request for Comments On Annual NYSCEF Report and Proposed Amendment For Mandatory E-Filing
Click below to read the New York State Unified Court System’s request for comments regarding annual NYSCEF Report and Proposed Amendment to authorize the Chief
Courts Issue Administrative Order 320/21, Relating to Temporary Orders of Protection
Click to read Administrative Order 320/21.
Courts Issue Administrative Order 300/21, Relating to Alternative Dispute Resolution
Click to read Administrative Order 300/21.
Courts Issue Administrative Order 299/21, Relating to Virtual Evidentiary Hearing or Non-Jury Trials
Click below to read Administrative Order 299/21.
Courts Issue Administrative Order 289/21, Relating to Disclosure Statements
Click below to read Administrative Order 289/21.
Preliminary Notification of Intent to Request Expansion of Mandatory E-Filing Program in Erie County Supreme Court
From HON. KEVIN M. CARTER, Administrative Judge, and HON. MICHAEL P. KEARNS, Erie County Clerk Based on the successful mandatory e-filing program in Erie County Supreme
Courts Issue Administrative Order 262/21, Relating to Residential and Commercial Foreclosures
Click below to read the latest AO from the New York State Unified Court System