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The New York State court system officially announced today that beginning Monday, April 13 its virtual courts will begin handling more than just essential and
As the New York State Courts continue to calibrate and adjust operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eighth Judicial District Administrative Judge Paula L.
The Department of Treasury has announced that eligible small businesses will be able to apply to the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) starting this Friday,
Pursuant to a delegation of authority vested in me, with the approval of the Administrative Board of the Courts, and following consultation and agreement with
CommentaryCOVID-19 and Future Custody DeterminationsParental behavior today can affect judicial decisions in the future: A view from the Statewide Coordinating Judge for Matrimonial CasesBy Jeffrey
Governor Issues Executive Order 202.10 – Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency
E X E C U T I V E O R D E R 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
With regards to the Appellate Division, 4th Dept, if parties want to e-file something other than a motion (we’re accepting only emergency applications and motions, and
The Center for Elder Law & Justice is a resource for anyone who is struggling with legal questions related to COVID-19. Individuals who are caring
Pursuit to the authority vested in me, and in accordance with the recent operational protocols issued by the Chief Administrative Judge for the trial courts
Effective Tuesday, March 24th at 4:30 PM, the Niagara County Clerk’s Office will be closed to ALL members of the public with the exception of
The State of New York has declared a public health emergency as a result of the introduction of the COVID-19 virus into the general population.
Law360 has published an article regarding detainees needing access to attorneys despite pandemic. Click here for article.
Pursuant to the authority vested in me, in light of the emergency circumstances caused by the continuing COVID-19 outbreak in New York State and the
Pursuant to a delegation of authority to me by Chief Judge of the State of New York in response to the 2020 coronavirus public health
Chief Administrative Judge Orders Supreme Court Special Parts to also Hear Applications Arising from Coronavirus Detention
Pursuant to the authority vested in me and at the direction of the Chief Judge, I hereby promulgate the following additional procedures to designate judges
Please see linked Order of the Chief Judge of the State of New York Hon. Janet DiFiore regarding the ability of Administrative Judges to transfer
See the linked Executive Order from Governor Andrew Cuomo allowing for video technology to be used to adequately provide notary services.
Governor issues Executive Order 202.8 – Regarding timeframes for multiple criminal, civil, family, and surrogate matters
Please see linked Governor’s Order which tolls time frames for a number of criminal, family, civil, and surrogate’s matters.
Keywords: 8th Judicial District, Adjournments, Postponements Supplementing the press notice dated March 17, 2020 (linked below) and in response to a number of inquiries from
Governor Cuomo Issues Guidance on Essential Services Under The ‘New York State on Pause’ Executive Order
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced he is signing the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order, a 10-point policy to assure uniform safety for everyone.
Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order Mandating Businesses That Require In-Office Personnel to Decrease In-Office Workforce by 75 Percent
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an executive order mandating businesses that rely on in-office personnel to decrease their in-office workforce by 75 percent. This
Keywords: Unified Court System, New York, Courts, Civil Litigation, Civil Discovery, Hon. Lawrence Marks Pursuant to the authority vested in me, I hereby promulgate the
Keywords: Unified Court System, New York, Orders of Protection, Hon. Lawrence Marks, COVID-19 Pursuant to a delegation of authority to me by the Chief Judge
Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020: Division of Human Rights’ operations at its office statewide are limited. Public hearings during this time period are adjourned. All
In an effort to address the growing concerns related to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the CLE Board will implement the following changes, effective
Keywords: Appellate Division, 4th Judicial District. Hon. Gerald Whalen, Deadlines To eliminate the necessity for applications or motion practice seeking extensions of time to file
Keywords: Federal Court, 2nd Circuit, Appeals, Filings, Deadlines As the limitations on social interactions in public spaces continue to expand locally and nationally to address
Please be advised that due to the current health situation, EEOC’s Field Offices have temporarily stopped conducting in-person intake interviews. If you have previously scheduled
Keywords: 8th Judicial District, Hon. Paula Feroleto, Orders of Protection It is hereby ORDERED that: All temporary orders of protection issued in all counties in
To eliminate the necessity for applications or motion practice seeking extensions of time to file or perfect during this unprecedented public health emergency, IT IS
Be advised that pursuant to Administrative Judicial Order of the New York State Unified Court System, the Courts of New York State have postponed all
PRESENT: Hon. Paula L. Feroleto Administrative Judge of the Eighth Judicial District It is hereby ORDERED that: All temporary orders of protection issued in all
The Frank G. Raichle Law Lecture featuring Georgetown Law Professor Randy Barnett, scheduled to be held at Canisius College on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:15
Pursuant to the authority vested in me, and in accordance with the recent operational protocols issued by the Chief Administrative Judge for the trial courts
Dated: March 16, 2020MEMO FROM JUSTICE SLISZ: Due to the restrictions now in place in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all scheduled conferences and court appearances
Family Court Help Desk for Erie, Niagara, and Chautauqua will be moving to a combined phone model effective today. Clients will call into one phone
Click the link below to read the updated memorandum from Hon. Lawrence K. Marks and the State of New York Unified Court System.
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
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
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.