Amendment to Rule 23: 60-Day Rule Repealed



As of July 6, 2020, all visitors, attorneys, witnesses, spectators, law enforcement officers, prisoners, vendors, and all other non-court personnel, to any Unified Court System facility are required to submit to temperature screening and questioning upon entry into the facility. New Note!

Chief Judge DiFiore’s updated message regarding latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic and the New York State Courts (Aug. 10, 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 Note!

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.

Queens Civil Court: Beginning August 17, 2020, Queens Civil Court will hold a Skype conference for the Part 30 and Part 32 motions every Monday at 12pm.  Although the motion calendars will be heard only on Mondays at 12pm, during that call, the entire week’s Part 30 and 32 motion calendars will be heard.  For example, on August 17, the court will conference the Part 30 and 32 motions from August 17-21.  This will continue each Monday at 12pm, and anyone who is interested in receiving a Skype invitation for the motion calendars should email the Court at [email protected].  Please be advised that only two-attorney motions shall be conferenced during these calendars.  Any questions should be sent to [email protected]. New Note

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

Kings Surrogate Court: Updated Procedures To Include Adjournments Through JUNE

Richmond Surrogate Court: Actions Being Taken By the Court To Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Effective as of June 15, 2020


NYS Court of Appeals:

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:

Order Amending Part 603 of the Rules Relating to Conduct of Attorneys

First Department, Appellate Term:

Filing Dates for the September Term 


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

Applications Being Accepted for Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of New York at Syracuse  The Application


Recommendation for CLE Rules To Include Cybersecurity Credits

Call for Gender Equity in the Courtroom To Be Improved

Statement From NYSBA President Scott Karson Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court Decision that the 1964 Civil Rights Act Barring Sex Discrimination in the Workplace Applies to Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Workers.

Call for Public Disclosure of Law Enforcement Disciplinary Records



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