Amendment to Rule 23: 60-Day Rule Repealed



Request for Public Comment on a Proposed New Commercial Division Rule to Allow Virtual Evidentiary Hearings and Non-Jury Trials on Consent. Comment Deadline is Dec. 18, 2020

Uniform Case Scheduling Order Adopted in City Civil Cases Litigated in Supreme Court Across NYC. As of Monday, October 5, the New York City courts will adopt a uniform case scheduling order in all civil cases where the City of New York is named as a defendant. New Note

Chief Judge DiFiore’s updated message regarding latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic and the New York State Courts (Updated Oct. 20)



New York Supreme Court: Judicial Assignments and Reassignments 2020 

New York Supreme Court: Pending the resumption of jury trials in Supreme Court, New York County, cases that have been conferenced in the J-Med Part (Judicial Mediation) and in Part 40 and which could not be resolved prior to trial are being placed on a waiting list.

New York Civil Court: Court to resume entering judgments on matters where all parties are represented by counsel.

New York Civil Court: This notice seeks email addresses and/or phone numbers from attorneys with pending two-attorney cases in NY County Civil whose cases were adjourned due to COVID in order to facilitate remote conferencing.

Bronx County Supreme Court: Virtual part rules for Bronx Supreme Court Justice Mitchell J. Danziger New Note

Bronx County Civil Court: Notice on Cases Pending in Civil Court (dated Oct. 16, 2020) New Note

Bronx County, Criminal Term: Part Assignments for Term X

Queens County, Supreme Court: Summary Bench Trial: Rules and Procedures New Note

Queens County, Supreme Court, Civil Term: Notice Regarding Foreclosure Auctions New Note

Queens Civil Court: Virtual calendar calls via Microsoft Teams for the Part 20, Part 29, and Part 29H trial part calendars every Wednesday at 10 AM. New Note

Kings County, Civil Court: Memorandum to No-Fault Practitioners

Memorandum to No-Fault Practitioners: Virtual No-Fault Calendar Calls (Part 15) UPDATED

Kings Surrogate Court: Updated procedures to include COVID related causes as an essential application in accordance with Administrative Judge Marks Administrative Order


NYS Court of Appeals:

The NY Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in eleven cases next week – on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  A pdf of the case summaries can be found here.  All of the arguments can be viewed via a live webcast, which you can reach through the “webcast” link on our home page:

Court Releases its 2021 Calendar of Sessions

Court Amends its 2020 Calendar of Sessions to Reflect Changing Argument Dates for Sept. and Oct and Also Changes to March, May-April and June Sessions

Court extends waiver of limitations on distance learning for law students through the Fall 2020 school term

Appellate Division, First and Second Departments:

Electronic Filing and Retainer of Closing Statements

First Department, Appellate Division:

Operations During the Fall Terms



U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit:

**Application Deadline Extended to October 19**New Note Applications Being Accepted for Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of New York at Syracuse  The Application




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