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New York State Unified Court System
March 20, 2020 Executive Order No. 202.8 from Governor Cuomo (Link)
“[A]ny specific time limit for the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion, or other process or proceeding, as prescribed by the procedural laws of the state, including but not limited to the criminal procedure law, the family court act, the civil practice law and rules, the court of claims act, the surrogate’s court procedure act, and the uniform court acts, or by any other statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation, or part thereof, is hereby tolled from the date of this executive order until April 19, 2020”
Executive Order 202.8 directs a 100% in-person workforce reduction as of March 22, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. for “non-essential” services. Law firms have not been identified on the Executive Order or the Governor’s guidances as “essential.” Please see the NYSBA’s summary of the Executive Order here.
March 22, 2020 Administrative Order from Chief Administrative Judge Marks.
“[E]ffective immediately and until further order, no papers shall be accepted for filing by a county clerk or a court in any matter of a type not included on the list of essential matters attached as Exh. A. This directive applies to both paper and electronic filings.”
March 19, 2020 Memo from NY State Court Regarding Essential Services (Link)
For information, please see: https://www.nycourts.gov/
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
March 11, 2020 Memo Re: COVID-19 Protocols (Link)
For more information, please see: https://nysd.uscourts.gov/covid-19-coronavirus
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
March 18, 2020 Administrative Order 2020-06 from Chief Judge Mauskopf (Link)
March 18, 2020 Administrative Order 2020-11 from Chief Judge Mauskopf (Link)
For more information, please see: https://www.nyed.uscourts.go
United States District Court, Northern District of New York
March 13, 2020 General Order #58 in Response to Coronavirus COVID-19 Public Emergency (Link) For more information, please see: https://www.nynd.uscourts.gov/public-emergency
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Effective March 23, 2020, oral arguments will be held by teleconference. For more information, please see: http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/