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Courts Issue Updated Face Mask Policy

Effective September 15, 2022, face masks are no longer be required for any persons, regardless of vaccination status, in a Unified Court System facility, with two exceptions: Return from Isolation: Any person, including judges, non-judicial personnel and court visitors, returning from isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 entering a UCS facility must war a well-fitting, disposable, …

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Courts Release Revised Preliminary Conference Form for Matrimonial Practice

HON. MARY L. SLISZ, NYS Supreme Court Justice, Eighth Judicial District, has created a new fillable Preliminary Conference Form for matrimonial matters. Below is the revised PC Order which harmonizes 22 NYCRR 202.70 and 202.16 for matrimonial practice.  This is a fillable form.  This is to be returned in the same “fillable” format so that …

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Notice of Public Hearings on Pandemic Practices

Below you’ll find an important notice regarding two upcoming Public Hearings of the Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts – Pandemic Practices Working Group, to be held in Buffalo and New York City.   Regards,The Pandemic Practices Working GroupCommission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courtsppwg@nycourts.gov

Courts Issue Administrative Order 124-22 Regarding Training Requirements for Mediators

Below please find Administrative Order AO/124/2022, promulgating, effective January 1, 2023 training requirements for mediators and neutral evaluators severing on court rosters under Part 146 (22 NYCRR Section 146), arbitrators and special masters who serve in court-sponsored programs, and neutrals who provide services as part of the community Dispute Resolution Center Program.