Amendment to Rule 23: 60-Day Rule Repealed



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.

Chief Judge DiFiore’s updated message regarding latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic and the New York State Courts (Sept.14, 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 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.

Bronx Civil Court: On cases pending in Civil Court – Bronx County (TAP:  Parts 5, 5N, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25;   Commercial L&T:  Part 52;  No Fault:  Parts 15N, 40 and 41;  Motions (Parts 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 34H, 35, 36, 37, 38 39 and 44)  that have plaintiff and defendant represented by attorneys, and the parties are seeking a virtual Skype conference with the Court please send an email to   [email protected]   and in the subject line  “name of case and index number” and forward contact information (telephone number and email address) of plaintiff’s attorney and defendant’s attorney.

Cases in which one or more of the parties are unrepresented are not being scheduled for conference at this time.

There are virtual Skype calendar calls being conducted Monday through Friday starting at 9:30 A.M. in the No Fault Part: Parts 15N, 40 and 41.

Bronx Civil Court: Hon. Marian Doherty will be holding an Inquest via Skype on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 3:00 pm. The case information is as follows:

Case Name: M & R Lassaw LLC v Mamadou Tague (Index No. LT-900160-20)

Anyone wishing to observe this inquest may do so by clicking on the link below:

Bronx County, Criminal Term: Part Assignments for Term X New Note

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].

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

Richmond Surrogate Court: New Notice of Operations


NYS Court of Appeals:

The Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in ten cases next week (week of Sept. 7), on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  A pdf of the case summaries is HERE, and this is a link to them on the court’s website: // New Note

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

First Department, Appellate Term:

Filing Dates for the October Term 


U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Criminal Justice Act Committee is soliciting applications criminal defense attorneys for membership on the CJA Panel. Application deadline is Sept. 18

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




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