Court Announcements

To make sure our members stay up-to-date on the latest announcements affecting lawyers in our community without overwhelming you with daily e-mails, we have partnered with the Bar Association of Erie County and the Minority Bar Association of Western New York to create a centralized page for COVID-19 updates relevant to the legal community.  You will find announcements from the court system, administrative agencies, and state and local governments.

 

AO-85-20 Virtual Chambers Issued by Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks on April 13, 2020

8th Judicial District Virtual Chambers Plan Memorandum addressed from Hon. Paula Feroleto, Administrative Judge 8th Judicial District,  to Hon. Vito Caruso, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, on April 5, 2020


Notice to Bar issued by Hon. Paula Feroleto on April 1, 2020: effective April 3, 2020, in Erie County, and effective April 6, 2020, in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming Counties, the courts of the Eighth Judicial District will begin  virtual court proceedings in essential matters via Skype for Business video conferencing.
Press Release
Instructions, Skype for Business

Attorney AdmissionsStatement issued by the Presiding Justices of the Appellate Division on April 1, 2020

E-Filing of Essential Matters

AO-81A-2020 authorizing e-filing of all essential matters, issued by Judge Marks on March 26, 2020

Please review this important message from Chief Judge Janet DiFiore on the impact of the coronavirus on the NYS courts. 

March 20: Administrative Order regarding extension of AOT (Assisted Outpatient Treatment Plan Orders) under MHL 9.60 AOT AO 75/20

Hon. Lawrence K. Marks, New York State Chief Administrative Judge

 

March 20: Administrative Order regarding Quarantine and Isolation of Parts COVID-19 Special Parts AO/74/20

Hon. Lawrence K. Marks, New York State Chief Administrative Judge

 

March 20: Executive Order: Continuing Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency Order EO 202.8

Hon. Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor, State of New York

 

March 19: Executive Order: Continuing Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster - Notarial Acts by Video Technology Emergency Order EO 202.7

Hon. Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor, State of New York

March 17: Administrative Order of the Chief Judge of the State of New York - Transfer of Matters to the NYS Supreme Court

Administrative Order 2020_03_19_12_55_44

Hon. Janet DiFiore, Chief Judge of the New York State Supreme Court

March 17: Fourth Department Order Suspending Deadlines in Appellate Matters

Hon. Gerald J. Whalen, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division 4th Department

March 17: Administrative Order regarding Orders of Protection

Hon. Paula Feroleto, Administrative Judge of the Eighth Judicial District

March 17: 8th Judicial District COVID 19 Press Release Court Order

Hon. Paula Feroleto, Administrative Judge of the Eighth Judicial District

March 16: Court Operations under the Exigent Circumstances created by COVID-19 Court Order

Hon. Frank P. Geraci Jr., Chief Judge, US District Court, Western District of New York


March 15: Updated Protocol

Hon. Lawrence K. Marks, New York State Chief Administrative Judge

March 13: Procedures to Reduce Courthouse Traffic

Hon. Lawrence K. Marks, New York State Chief Administrative Judge

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