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Temporary Guidelines for Filing Matrimonial Actions for 8th Judicial District

(For Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Genesee Counties New York)(Note: Allegany and Orleans Counties are paper only and Niagara County is electronic only)Effective Date: May 15, 2020 EXISTING UNCONTESTED MATRIMONIAL ACTIONS (FILED PRIOR TO 3/17/20): CASES FILED PRE 3/17/20 WITH RJI AND NOTE OF ISSUE AND CONSENT TO DEFAULT CONTAINED IN DEFENDANT’S AFFIDAVIT:  These cases will …

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Judge Marks Issues Administrative Order 121/20 Regarding Electronic Filing During Easing of Restrictions

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, at the direction of the Chief Judge, and consistent with the Governor’s determination approving the easing of restrictions on commerce imposed due to the COVID-19 health emergency, I hereby direct that, effective June 10, 2020: In courts and case types approved for electronic filing through the New York …

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Notice to the Bar: Phase 2 Return to In-Person Operations

 EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT  PHASE 2 RETURN TO IN-PERSON OPERATIONS  Hon. Paula L. Feroleto, Administrative Judge for the Eighth Judicial District, announces that effective Friday, June 5, 2020, the Courts in the Eighth Judicial District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties) will commence a Phase 2 Return to In-Person Operations. Throughout the …

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Judge Marks issues Administrative Order 115-20 Detailing Matters and Methods for Electronic Filing

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE OF THE COURTS Pursuant to the authority vested in me, at the direction of the Chief Judge, and consistent with the Governor’s determination approving the easing of restrictions on commerce imposed due to the COVID-19 health emergency, I hereby direct that, notwithstanding the terms of any prior administrative …

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Judge Feroleto Issues Administrative Order 06-20, Adding the Ability to File Most New Cases Pursuant to Phase 1

Administrative Order – Eighth Judicial District Pursuant to the authority vested in me, and in accordance with the recent operational protocols issued by the Chief Administrative Judge for the trial courts of the Unified Court System and after consultation with the Chief Administrative Judge and the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge and  WHEREAS, New York State …

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Judge Marks Issues Administrative Order 114-20 Concerning Filing with the courts NYSCEF/EDDS/Mail

This order supersedes Administrative Order 111-20. Pursuant to the authority vested in me, at the direction of the Chief Judge, and consistent with the Governor’s determination approving the easing of restrictions on commerce imposed due to the COVID-19 health emergency, I hereby direct that, notwithstanding the terms of any prior administrative order: 1. In the …

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Judge Marks Issues Administrative Order 111-20 Regarding the Filing of Documents in Genesee Orleans and Wyoming Counties

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, at the direction of the Chief Judge, and consistent with the Governor’s determination approving the easing of restrictions on commerce imposed due to the COVID-19 health emergency, I hereby direct that, notwithstanding the terms of any prior administrative order: 1. In the counties and on the dates set …

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New York State Court System to Begin Return to In-Person Courthouse Operations

Judges and Staff in Counties Meeting Governor’s Benchmarks to Return to Their Courthouses; New Case Filings Will Be Accepted NEW YORK−As the New York State court system continues to navigate the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks today announced the gradual return of judges …

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