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Revised Pandemic Procedures in the Trial Courts

A memorandum from Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. MarksDated: November 13, 2020 In light of recent adverse trends in coronavirus transmission rates in New York State, discussions with our consultants and Governor Cuomo’s most recent directives limiting congregation of groups of people in public and private locations, we are revising certain UCS statewide operational practices …

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County Clerk Publishes Recently Revised NYSCEF Forms

Click the link here to find recently revised New York State Courts Electronic Filing (NYSCEF) forms pursuant to the Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of Courts. This Order applies only to those actions and proceedings before the New York State Supreme Court. These repeal any prior versions of these forms as of October …

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Judge Marks Issues Administrative Order 267/20, Restoring Normal Filing and Service

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, at the direction of the Chief Judge, and in light of the ongoing public health and commercial concerns raised by the COVID-19 health emergency, I hereby direct that, effective November 4, 2020, unless otherwise prohibited by gubernatorial Executive Order: 1. Parties may commence new matters and proceed in …

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Judge Lawrence Marks Issues Administrative Order 254-20, Concerning Converting to E-Filing

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, I hereby prescribe the following forms (Exh. A) for use in electronic filing in New York Supreme Court through the New York State Courts Electronic Filing (NYSCEF) program, and repeal any prior versions of these forms, effective immediately: • Notice of Electronic Filing (Consensual Case) (EF-3)• Stipulation and …

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Judge Marks Issues Administrative Order 247/20, Regarding E-Filing

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 ofCounty Clerks, I hereby establish, continue, or give notice of, programs for the consensual/voluntary and mandatory …

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Enhanced 4.1 Updated 8th JD Return to In-Person Operations Plan, A Summary

 Return to In-Person Operations Plan (“RIOP”) Updates Effective October 19, 2020  All measures contained in the Memoranda of John McConnell and Nancy Barry dated February 28, 2020, March 6, 2020, March 31, 2020, May 15, 2020, May 29, 2020, June 8, 2020, June 17, 2020, August 5, 2020 and August 18, 2020 are incorporated herein. …

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Independent Review of Court System Policies, Practices and Programs Yields Recommendations Aimed at Advancing Equal Justice in the New York Courts

NEW YORK–An in-depth review of the New York State Courts’ policies, practices, rules and programs as they relate to issues of racial and other bias has yielded a set of practical recommendations aimed at advancing diversity and inclusion within the court system and ensuring equal justice under the law. The unique, independent evaluation, commissioned by …

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Women in Government: 2020 Lamplighter Awards

The Eighth Judicial District Gender and Racial Fairness Committee is part of a standing Committee on Women in the Courts that works to secure equal justice, equal treatment and equal opportunity for women whose lives bring them into the courts through education, information and advocacy. The Committee created the Lamplighter Award that recognizes women who, …

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