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Notice: Proposed Federal Court Local Rules Amendments

The United States District Court for the Western District of New York is amending its Local Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure. The Court invites comments on the proposed amendments, which are available on the Court’s website at www.nywd.uscourts.gov or upon request from the Clerk’s offices in both Buffalo and Rochester. All comments must be …

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NYS Commission on Judicial Nomination Seeks Recommendations for Court of Appeals Associate Judge

The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination (“the Commission”) today announced that it is seeking recommendations and applications of persons who may be qualified to serve as Associate Judge of the State’s highest Court, the Court of Appeals of the State of New York.  On June 4, 2021, a vacancy will exist on the …

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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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NYS Courts Announce Plan for February 2021 Bar Examination

Reposted from the NYS Court of Appeals website In July 2020, as a consequence of the health crisis, the Court made the difficult decision to cancel the September 2020 in-person bar examination. At the same time, Chief Judge DiFiore announced the creation of a Working Group to study the future of the bar exam in …

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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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