Month: April 2020

NY Court System To Further Expand Virtual Courts

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

Law Firms Are Already Virtual. It’s Time to Embrace It.

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

During Coronavirus Pandemic, NYSBA Seeks to Align with Bar Associations on Every Continent Around the World

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

Summary of Executive Order 202.25

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

NYSBA in the News: Advocating for our Members, Assisting Unemployed New Yorkers

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.