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Update from Erie County Clerk – Reopening the Closing Room

Effective Wednesday August 26, 2020 at 9am, the Erie County Clerk will be reopening the Closing Room to attorneys. All searchers will be admitted starting Monday morning. The Office will operate as it did in the final days just before the Governor’s COVID PAUSE order was instituted. All “walk-ins” will be accepted. To decrease the number …

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Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order 202.18, Extending “NY On Pause” to May 17

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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New Guidance for Lawyers in Connection with Governor Cuomo’s NY Pause Executive Order

New York State Empire State Development today issued the following guidance regarding the status of lawyers as essential workers: Lawyers may continue to perform all work necessary for any service so long as it is performed remotely. Any in-person work presence shall be limited to work only in support of essential businesses or services; however, even …

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Governor Cuomo Announces Executive Order 202.14

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued Executive Order 202.14 which includes provision on remote witnessing, health insurance premiums, school closures, and more. Additionally, this order extends all prior Executive Orders that have not already been extended by other Executive Orders. The expiration date for all Executive Orders, unless otherwise modified, is now May 7.

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 disaster emergency for the entire State of New York; WHEREAS, both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and are expected to …

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Niagara County Clerk’s Office Closed to Public Except for Essential Filings

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 parties filing any court proceedings deemed essential by the New York State Unified Court System. This closure includes attorneys and title companies closing real estate deals. We will still have …

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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. It includes a new directive that all non-essential businesses statewide must close in-office personnel functions effective at 8PM on Sunday, March 22. Guidance on essential services under the executive order is …

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