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8th Judicial District Issues Revised Mask Policy For All Courts

The 8th JD has issued the below memo regarding its mask policy for those entering the courts. Note that there is a similar policy for Town and Village Justice Courts; however, orange, green, and white cards will not be issued in the Town and Village Justice Courts. Below the memo are links to the posters …

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Governor Cuomo Announces New York Ending COVID-19 State Disaster Emergency on June 24

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York will end the state disaster emergency declared on March 7, 2020 to fight COVID-19. Given New York’s dramatic progress against COVID-19, with the success in vaccination rates, and declining hospitalization and positivity statewide the state of emergency will expire after Thursday, June 24. Federal CDC guidance will remain in effect, which …

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Administrative Order 161/21 Issued, Relating to Commercial Eviction Matters

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, and as required by L. 2021, c. 73 (the COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act of2021 [“Act”]) as amended by L. 2021, c. 104 (“Amendment”; Exh. 2) I hereby direct that the following restrictions shall apply to the conduct of commercial eviction matters before the New York …

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Administrative Order 160/21 Issued, Relating to Residential Eviction Matters

PW’Suant to the authority vested in me, and as required by L. 2020, c. 381 (the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 [“Act”]) as amended by L. 2021, c. 104 {” Amendment”; Exh. 1 ), I hereby direct that the following restrictions shall apply to the conduct of residential eviction matters before …

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Administrative Order 159/21 Issued, Relating to Foreclosure Matters

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, and as required by L. 2020, c. 381 (the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of2020 [“Residential Act]) and L. 2021, c. 73 (the COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act of 2021 [“Commercial Act”]) as amended by L. 2021, c. 104 (“Amendment”; Exh. 1), I hereby …

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Judge Marks Issues Administrative Order 144/21, Relating to Mental Hygiene Law

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, I hereby promulgate the following protocols designed to mitigate the adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak upon attorneys, parties, other members of the public, and court staff while conducting civil litigation before the courts of the Unified Court System, effective immediately: To the fullest extent possible, Mental Hygiene …

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Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order 202.106

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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8th JD Updates Operating Protocols for the State Courts

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our courts have remained open although there have been periods of time that have required modifications to court operations based upon virus metrics. Recently, the metrics (as well as the increasing number of vaccinated New Yorkers) have once again indicated an opportunity to gradually increase in-person proceedings in the courthouses. While …

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Updated Operating Protocols for 8JD Town and Village Courts, Effective April 16, 2021

These are very modest changes to the protocols disseminated on March 29, 2021.  Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks’ Memorandum dated November 13, 2020 is incorporated herein and this document is intended to provide enhanced guidance thereto. If a matter is not specifically mentioned below, the Court MAY NOT hear the matter in person.  Changes to …

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