- All matters scheduled to be heard at calendars from March 17, 2020 through April 10, 2020 are being adjourned administratively. Parties must not appear in court. Notices of future dates for court appearances will be sent by regular mail.
- No trials or hearings will commence until further notice. This includes 17-A Guardianships and finalizations of adoptions. Trials or hearings that have been adjourned to a date in March or April will be adjourned again.
- Until further notice, all papers must be filed by regular mail. If papers are brought to the courthouse in person, they are to be left in a box outside room 303. Court staff will contact petitioners or their counsel with directions once papers are reviewed.
- Only essential personnel will be at work at the courthouse and delays should be expected in the review, processing and scheduling of matters.
- Effective immediately, the court will no longer issue citations returnable before the court in March, April or May 2020.
- Parties with urgent matters may contact the Chief Clerk’s Office at (917) 509-7218. Meetings and conferences in urgent matters may be arranged and will take place by conference call or via Skype with the proper court personnel.
- The terms of this notice are subject to modification as the need arises.
For more COVID-19 info please visit nycourts.gov/whatsnew/covid.shtml
Kings County Supreme Court Discovery Rules have been updated (most importantly – no appearances in our discovery parts until further notice).
Below are the orders to be used in compliance with the updated rules.
No-fault calendars for the next two weeks are being administratively adjourned. However, in an effort to continue court operations efficiently and minimize future calendars, please advise the Court of any cases that have settled. You can email any stipulations to [email protected] or notify the Court at 718-262-7333.
In the upcoming days and weeks, Judge Evans and Judge Katsanos will begin reaching out to the parties on no-fault cases to schedule telephone or Skype conferences. We will begin with the calendars from today through April 1, and then if the situation continues, contact parties on future calendars.
Effective Tuesday, 3/17/20, and Subject to Modification, please note that the Surrogate’s Court of Richmond County is postponing all calendars; including returns of citation, motions, hearings, and examinations for the week’s March 16, 2020 thru April 6th, 2020.
All essential (non- emergency) matters should be filed by mail and/or dropped off at the Surrogate’s Court- Richmond County, General Clerk’s Office Rm 201. Non- emergency matters will be reviewed at a later date.
If the matter is truly an emergency, please contact the Chief Clerk, Ronald M. Cerrachio at 718-675-8504, or by email at [email protected], advising us of the same. Thank you for your cooperation.
Administrative orders entered with regard to the spread of the virus causing COVID-19:
Administrative Order 2020-04 regarding the presentation of detainees at court
Administrative Order 2020-05 regarding restrictions on certain person from entering the courthouses
Administrative Order 2020-06, regarding continuance of jury trials and exclusion of time under the Speedy Trial Act.
Administrative Order 2020-08 addresses supplemental restrictions on entry to the Courthouses of the EDNY (Issued 3/17)
Administrative Order 2020-09 suspends the requirement for in-person appearances for Attorney Admissions to the Bar of the EDNY (Issued 3/17)
Administrative Order 2020-10 suspends Petty Offense proceedings under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19 (Issued 3/17)
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York continues to monitor the most current information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as all the Administrative Office of the U. S. Courts (AO), regarding the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus). The court is following recommended guidance in order to protect the public health. In accordance with this guidance, court operations have been adjusted in several areas and access to the courthouses restricted.
Details about current court operations and access may be found in the materials below. Notices from the Court
- Courthouse Operations as of April 13, 2020
- Cancellation of Non-Case Related Events
- Suspension of Attorney Service Passes
- Body Temperature Screening (20 MISC 161)
- Entry into Courthouses (20 MISC 155)
- Continuance of Jury Trials and Exclusion of Time Under Speedy Trial Act (20 MISC 154a)
- Service of Process Suspension (20 MISC 153)
- Restrictions on Visitors to Courthouses (20 MISC 138)
- Detainee Screening Procedures (20 MISC 137)
- Suspension of Attorney Admission Ceremonies (20 MISC 149)
General Order #58 issued on March 13 by Chief Judge Glenn T. Suddaby