Month: December 2020

Gov. Signs Emergency Residential Eviction Legislation

The New York State Legislature has approved a bill that prevents residential evictions, foreclosure proceedings, credit discrimination and negative credit reporting related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the legislation (S.9114/A.11181) late Monday, which places a moratorium on coronavirus-related residential evictions and foreclosure proceedings until May. Called the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and … Continued

DIFiore: Planning and Preparing for the Challenges of 2021

In her weekly address, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said that “even as we celebrate the season and look forward to the new year with good cheer, we know that we must continue planning and preparing for the challenges that lie ahead.” Thirty-five Supreme Court justices and acting Supreme Court justices have volunteered to assist their … Continued

Updating an Important CLE Notice for Newly-Admitted Attorneys

Good afternoon Members, In order to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, the New York State CLE Board is now permitting newly-admitted attorneys (admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) to participate in Skills CLE courses through either individual or group participation via webconference, teleconference and videoconference. The format … Continued

What You Need To Know About The Massive COVID-19 Relief Bill

Good evening Members, Late Monday night, the U.S. Senate passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill – the first substantial stimulus package since the CARES Act was enacted in March. Included in this massive spending measure are provisions to accelerate free and equitable distribution of the coronavirus vaccine and implement strong national testing and tracing … Continued