Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks released a memorandum this afternoon to all trial court justices and judges explaining the next steps in the court system’s continuing expansion of its virtual court system. Beginning Monday, May 4, new motions, responsive papers to previously filed motions and other applications, including post-judgment applications may be filed electronically … Continued
Month: April 2020
“It is welcome news for attorneys across the state – and for all New Yorkers — that New York’s virtual courts will be expanding the type of motions that can be filed and allowing the filing of appeals in existing cases. New York’s lawyers are thrilled to see the virtual courts take another step toward … Continued
The next generation of clients may not call their lawyers, but will happily jump on a computer or use their device to communicate. Sarah Gold of Albany (Gold Law Firm), co-chair of the Law Practice Management Committee, explained that “it’s not necessarily a bad thing; it’s just different.” Lawyers who embrace virtuality are halfway to … Continued
The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has reached out to 109 bar associations on seven continents as a first step toward establishing official working relationships with those organizations that share mutual interests. “The global pandemic of COVID-19 has upended the world. This imposes a special duty on our profession and provides an opportunity to … Continued
On April 29, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.25 invoking new powers from a law passed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic to temporarily suspend or modify laws necessary to assist or aid in coping with a declared State disaster emergency. On March 3, 2020, the Governor signed into law legislation that expanded his … Continued
Over the past 40 years, Superfund has not only facilitated the cleanup of contaminated sites – its original intention – but has also transformed the practice of real estate and corporate law.
The New York State Bar Association is working with representatives of law firms of every size to make recommendations on how to bring lawyers and staff back to their offices when Gov. Andrew Cuomo eases stay at home restrictions. The association has appointed a Restarting the Economy Work Group to ensure that the views of … Continued
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Nearly a decade ago, the thought of an infectious disease requiring mandatory quarantines and executive orders closing schools and businesses around the globe seemed more like a doomsday scenario than anything on the horizon. But the New York State Bar Association and the state court system was preparing anyway when they released a public health … Continued
The COVID-19 public health crisis and subsequent economic slowdown have impacted every aspect of the legal world. From increasing the need for certain legal services to prompting states to postpone the bar exam, the pandemic has led to many questions and concerns. NYSBA has been working to get answers for our members and to provide assistance to all New Yorkers.