Federal Courts

Federal Court Lays Out Procedures for Public Access to Remote Court Proceedings

Due to the current COVID‐19 emergency and within the bounds of the CARES Act, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York is using both video conferencing and teleconferencing technologies for some proceedings. Use of these technologies allows the Court to continue its statutory business while at the same time allowing …

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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 way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus; WHEREAS, on March 7, 2020, the Governor of the State of New York declared a disaster emergency in …

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Visitor Restrictions Implemented at Federal Courthouses in the Western District of New York

The United States District Court for the Western District of New York announces visitor restrictions to all courthouses in the District as a result of the COVID-19 virus beginning to spread in New York State. The Centers for Disease Control has advised people to take precautions considering the COVID-19 virus outbreak and noted that the …

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