Court Updates - COVID-19


7th Judicial District – NYS Courts

Administrative Order from Judge Marks  (May 20, 2020)

Fifth Amended Administrative Order - Hon. Craig J. Doran (May 18, 2020)

Administrative Order from Judge Marks re: filing, delivery and service of papers (May 15, 2020)

Coronavirus Courthouse Procedures (May 15, 2020)

New York State Court System to Begin In-Person Courthouse Operations (May 14, 2020)

Phase I of the Return to In-Person Operations Plan for the 7th Judicial District (May 13, 2020)

Town & Village Justices - Return to In-Person Courthouse Operations (May 14, 2020)

Fourth Amended Administrative Order - Hon. Craig J. Doran (May 13, 2020)

COVID-19 Courthouse Mask Protocols

COVID-19 Courthouse Poster

7th Judicial District Court Directory

Notice to the Bar: Amendment to Rule 500.10 (May 11, 2020)

Watch Update on Restoring Civil Litigation to NYS Courts from 7th Judicial District Administrative Judge Craig Doran  (May 6, 2020)

Administrative Order 88-20 pertaining to Medical Personnel and Discovery during COVID-19 (May 2, 2020)

Administratice Order 87-20 Expantion of Court Operations (May 1, 2020)

7th Judicial District Virtual Chambers Protocol - Phase II (May 1, 2020)

Third Amended Administrative Order - Hon. Craig J. Doran (April 14, 2020)

Notice of Filing During COVID-19 (April 21, 2020)

Important Note (4/16/20): Per Judge Doran: "Earlier today we formally commenced our Virtual Chambers in City Court Cases.  If you have cases you would like the judges to address, please reach out to the judge for a conference.  During this first phase, we will only be considering previously filed motions/applications on existing cases. Again, to prepare for our virtual operations, you may wish to look into accessing Skype on your phone or computer as this is the Court’s conferencing platform."

Important Note (4/10/20):  In a late development on 4/9/20, the Courts were given the green light to begin Virtual Chambers in Criminal and in Family Court Cases starting Monday April 13, 2020. Per Judge Doran: "I urge you to be flexible and patient as we institute our protocols, but feel free to reach out to the judges to request conferences."

Virtual Court Operations: Virtual court operations for essential and emergency matters will commence via video conferencing on Monday, March 30, 2020 for all courts within Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties

Chief Administrative Judge Marks’ AO-85-20, commencing on Monday April 13, 2020 the 7th Judicial District will operate Virtual Chambers in Supreme Civil Chambers. To read the full memo, click here. (April 9, 2020)

Courts to start handling non essential matters on April 13. To read the full memo, click here. (April 4, 2020)

For virtual courtroom protocols, click here.

For information about using Skype, click here.

Memo from Justice Doyle re: civil non-foreclosure cases (4/10/20): Click here.

Commercial Division Local Rules - Hon. J. Scott Odorisi (April 14, 2020)

Commercial Division Special Rules - Hon. J. Scott Odorisi (April 14, 2020)

Commercial Division Scheduling OrderHon. J. Scott Odorisi (April 14, 2020)

Second Amended Administrative Order – Hon. Craig J. Doran (March 30, 2020)

Watch Restoring Civil Litigation - A Conversation with 7th Judicial District Judge Craig Doran (Recorded April 6, 2020)


New York State Unified Court System

Message from Chief Judge DiFiore (May 26, 2020)
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Administrative Order from Judge Marks  (May 20, 2020)

Message from Chief Judge DiFiore (May 18, 2020)
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The NYS Unified Court System has just launched a new resource with reference information for virtual conferencing and using SKYPE for Business. Please consider reviewing the basic information located HERE, then select “Public User”.
 

Executive Order from Chief Judge DiFiore (April 21, 2020)

Message from Chief Judge DiFiore (April 20, 2020)
Transcript

Administrative Order from the Chief Administrative Judge re: E-Signatures (April 20, 2020)


Fourth Department, Appellate Division


U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Criminal Jury Trials Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 (March 18, 2020)

Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 (March 13, 2020)

Watch COVID-19 and the Federal Courts: A Conversation with Hon. Frank Geraci (Recorded April 17, 2020)

COURT APPEARANCES UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19, signed by Chief Judge Geraci (dated 4/17/20) This order describes access to proceedings when remote technologies (ex. teleconference or video conference) are used. It also describes access to courtrooms while the COVID-19 emergency is effect.

New York Courts Emergency  Alert Portal

Effective January 30, 2020, the NYS Unified Court System has initiated a new system to send out notifications about court closures and other USC emergencies. The New York Courts Emergency Portal will replace Twitter notifications. Among other new features, the portal will allow users to receive information about specific counties of their choosing  and specify their preferred method of notification.

The new portal is hosted by NYAlert, a state public notification platform with a well-established record of reliable performance.

Twitter notification discontinued on March 15. For more information and to register for the portal, click here.

Click here for the full notice from the NYS Unified Court System.