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New York State Unified Court System

NYS Courts Issue Mask Mandate for Attorneys and Members of the Public Who Enter the Courthouse

Effective August 13, 2021, per the Chief Administrative Judge of the New York State Unified Court System, to ensure that judges and court employees, as well all courthouse visitors, are safe and protected in our courthouses to the maximum extent possible, we are once again requiring that all individuals wear a mask in all public …

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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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Hon. Kevin M. Carter Named Administrative Judge of Western New York’s Eighth Judicial District

NEW YORK – Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks today announced the appointment of Hon. Kevin M. Carter as Administrative Judge of the Eighth Judicial District. The appointment was made with the approval of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and after consultation with Hon. Gerald J. Whalen, Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. Judge …

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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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