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Since a New York lawyer became the second person diagnosed with COVID-19 in the state, law firms, schools and the courts have been taking action to protect attorneys, staff, students and visitors. Here is our coverage of the impact of the pandemic on the legal community in the state, made available for free.

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Fonda Courthouse Old County Courthouse, Fonda, New York. Photo: Shutterstock

New York’s court system is loosening a filing restriction beginning Monday, anticipating a surge in coronavirus-related estate cases as the state’s death count continues to tick upward.

The Unified Court System said that new uncontested estate cases involving people who died from causes linked to the coronavirus can be filed in surrogate’s courts starting in the week of May 18.

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Ryan Tarinelli

Ryan Tarinelli is a reporter at the New York Law Journal. He is based at the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York. He can be reached through email at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter: @ryantarinelli.

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