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Attorney Survey Findings Generate Recommendations to Enhance Gender Fairness in the New York State Courts

PRESS RELEASENew York State Unified Court SystemHon. Lawrence K. MarksChief Administrative Judge Contact:Lucian Chalfen, Public Information DirectorArlene Hackel, Deputy Director(212) 428-2500www.nycourts.gov/press NEW YORK – A recent survey conducted by the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts indicates that while the treatment of female attorneys, litigants and witnesses in the courts has …

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Judge Lawrence Marks Issues Administrative Order 268/20, Relating to Landlord Tenant Matters.

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, at the direction of the Chief Judge, and in light of the ongoing public health and commercial concerns raised by the COVID-I 9 health emergency, I hereby direct that: I) petitions in eviction proceedings pursuant to Article 7 of the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law shall include …

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Revised Pandemic Procedures in the Trial Courts

A memorandum from Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. MarksDated: November 13, 2020 In light of recent adverse trends in coronavirus transmission rates in New York State, discussions with our consultants and Governor Cuomo’s most recent directives limiting congregation of groups of people in public and private locations, we are revising certain UCS statewide operational practices …

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Judge Marks Issues Administrative Order 267/20, Restoring Normal Filing and Service

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, at the direction of the Chief Judge, and in light of the ongoing public health and commercial concerns raised by the COVID-19 health emergency, I hereby direct that, effective November 4, 2020, unless otherwise prohibited by gubernatorial Executive Order: 1. Parties may commence new matters and proceed in …

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Judge Lawrence Marks Issues Administrative Order 254-20, Concerning Converting to E-Filing

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, I hereby prescribe the following forms (Exh. A) for use in electronic filing in New York Supreme Court through the New York State Courts Electronic Filing (NYSCEF) program, and repeal any prior versions of these forms, effective immediately: • Notice of Electronic Filing (Consensual Case) (EF-3)• Stipulation and …

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Judge Marks Issues Administrative Order 247/20, Regarding E-Filing

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, and in consultation with the Presiding Justices of the Appellate Division, upon notice by the Presiding Judge of the Court of Claims, and, as appropriate, in consultation with or with the approval ofCounty Clerks, I hereby establish, continue, or give notice of, programs for the consensual/voluntary and mandatory …

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Enhanced 4.1 Updated 8th JD Return to In-Person Operations Plan, A Summary

 Return to In-Person Operations Plan (“RIOP”) Updates Effective October 19, 2020  All measures contained in the Memoranda of John McConnell and Nancy Barry dated February 28, 2020, March 6, 2020, March 31, 2020, May 15, 2020, May 29, 2020, June 8, 2020, June 17, 2020, August 5, 2020 and August 18, 2020 are incorporated herein. …

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Independent Review of Court System Policies, Practices and Programs Yields Recommendations Aimed at Advancing Equal Justice in the New York Courts

NEW YORK–An in-depth review of the New York State Courts’ policies, practices, rules and programs as they relate to issues of racial and other bias has yielded a set of practical recommendations aimed at advancing diversity and inclusion within the court system and ensuring equal justice under the law. The unique, independent evaluation, commissioned by …

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Chief Administrative Judge issues Administrative Order 231/20

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, effective October 12, 2020: Resumption of Residential Eviction Matters: All residential eviction matters, both nonpayment and holdover, …

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