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2021 State of Our Judiciary Address - March 2, 2021

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - March 1, 2021

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - March 1, 2021

Third Judicial District Launches Its First Mental Health Court in Albany - February 26, 2021

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - February 22, 2021

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - February 22, 2021

Unified Court System of New York Virtual Bench Trial and Procedures Manual - February 15, 2021

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - February 15, 2021

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - February 15, 2021

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, EDNY, AO 716 Effective February 15, 2021

Parentage Proceedings Under the Child and Parent Security Act (Effective 2-15-21) - February 11, 2021

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - February 8, 2021

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - February 8, 2021

Kings County Courts Black History Month Programs February 5, 2021

UCS Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy - February 3, 2021

Commission to Reimagine Future of NY’s Courts Issues Additional Recommendations - February 2, 2021

Commercial Division Rules & AO-270-20 - February 1, 2021

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - February 1, 2021

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - February 1, 2021

NYC Civil Court Launches Online Dispute Resolution Pilot Program - January 27, 2021

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - January 25, 2021

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore -January 28, 2021

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - January 18, 2021

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore -January 18, 2021

State of New York, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 3rd Judicial Department Notice to the Public Regarding February 2021 Term - January 15, 2021

Hon. Deborah A. Kaplan Named NYS Justice Task Force Co-Chair - January 13, 2021

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - January 11, 2021

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore -January 11, 2021

Former NYCLA President, Robert L. Haig Named to the NYS Commission on Judicial Nomination - January 5, 2021

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - January 4, 2021

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore -January 4, 2021

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - December 28, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - December 28, 2020

New York State Raise the Age Implementation Task Force Final Report - December 22, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - December 21, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - December 21, 2020

Notice to the Bar 2021 January Session and Court of Appeals Operations - December 17, 2021

Commission to Reimagine the Future of NY Courts Issues Additional Proposals to Enhance Court Operations and Access to Justice - December 17, 2020

New York State Board of Law Examiners Announce Results of the First Ever Emergency Remote Bar Examination - December 16, 2020

Governor Cuomo Signs the 'Protect Our Courts' Act - December 15, 2021

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - December 14, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - December 14, 2020

Question on US Citizenship and Immigration Status Removed From Bar Admission Application - Posted December 11, 2020

New York State Judicial Institute Dean, Hon. Juanita Bing Newton, to Retire Following Distinguished Judicial Tenure - December 9, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - December 7, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - December 7, 2020

Notice from New York State Board of Law Examiners - December 1, 2020

State of New York of Appeals Notice To The Bar - December 1, 2020

Southern District of New York Suspends In-Person Operations Due to COVID-19 Spike Effective December 1, 2020 - Released November 30, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - November 30, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - November 30, 2020

Chief Judge DiFiore Announces Release of Gender Survey 2020 - November 23, 2020

New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts Gender Survey 2020 - November 23, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - November 23, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - November 23, 2020

Notice to Counsel - Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department Sittings - November 23, 2020

SDNY 2020 Phased Re-entry Plan (COVID-19) - November 19, 2020

SDNY Extension of Interim CJA Vouchers Authorization (20 MISC 198) - November 18, 2020

Revised Procedure for Addressing Eviction Proceedings - November 17, 2020

AD1 2.0 – First Department Operations During the November and December Terms - Updated November 16, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - November 16, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - November 16, 2020

Initial Report On The Goals And Recommendations For New York State’s Online Court System Produced by the Online Courts Working Group of the Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts - Issued Publicly November 16, 2020

(Press Release) Message from Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks - November 16, 2020

MEMO: Revised Pandemic Procedures in the Trial Courts - November 13, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - November 9, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - November 9, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - November 2, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - November 2, 2020

AD1 2.0 – First Department Operations During the November and December Terms - November 2020

NOTICE FOR KINGS COUNTY SURROGATE’S COURT- From the Chambers of Surrogate Margarita López Torres - October 30, 2020

New Administrative Judge Named in Third Judicial District - October 27, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - October 26, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - October 26, 2020

Revised Procedure for Addressing Foreclosure Proceedings - October 22, 2020

New York State Court of Appeals Announcement: February 2021 Bar Examination - October 21, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - October 19, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - October 19, 2020

Special Report on Equal Justice in the New York State Courts from Jeh Johnson - October 16, 2020

Independent Review of Court System Policies, Practices and Programs Yields Recommendations Aimed at Advancing Equal Justice in the New York Courts – October 14, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - October 12, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - October 12, 2020

Eviction Proceedings: Revised Procedure (Effective Monday, October 12) - October 9, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - October 5, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - October 5, 2020

Uniform Case Scheduling Order Adopted in City Civil Cases Litigated in Supreme Court Across New York City - October 5, 2020

Press Release from Unified Court System - Chief Judge Announces Westchester Initiative to Enhance Remote Access to the Courts, Legal Services to Underserved Communities Amid COVID Pandemic - October 2, 2020

Press Release from Unified Court System - Online Tools Rolled Out to Facilitate Expanded Use of Mediation to Resolve Civil Disputes - September 29, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - September 28, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - September 28, 2020

Chief Judge DiFiore establishes Business Council for Access to Justice - September 21, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - September 21, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - September 21, 2020

Court System Announces Application Procedure for Eligible Individuals Seeking to Destroy an Expunged Marijuana Conviction Record Under Recently Enacted NY Law - September 18, 2020

The Chief Judge’s Statewide Hearing on Civil Legal Services List of Presenters- September 18, 2020

News Advisory from Chief Administrative Judge Hon. Lawrence K. Marks - Chief Judge to Address NY’s Justice Gap at Annual Public Hearing - This Year’s Hearing to Focus on Civil Justice Crisis Arising from the COVID Pandemic - September 18, 2020

Notice of the Chief Judge's 2020 Hearing - September 15, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - September 14, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - September 14, 2020

NY Courts to Virtually Commemorate 9/11 Anniversary - September 10, 2020

Notice to Public Regarding September Term in State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department - September 4, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - September 7, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - September 7, 2020

Civil Court of the City of New York to Resume Entering Judgments on September 8, 2020

State of NY Court of Appeals Announces former Court of Appeals Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick as chair of the State Board of Law Examiners. – September 2, 2020

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, AD1 2.0 – First Department Operations During the Fall Terms - Updated September 1, 2020

United States Eastern District of New York Now Accepting Applications to join the CJA Panel for a 3-Year term - August 31, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - August 31, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - August 31, 2020

Supreme Court, New York County Pilot Summary Bench Trial Program (SBT) Information Sheet - August 26, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - August 24, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - August 24, 2020

NYC Civil Court Operating Plan for Resumption of In-Person Operations

Reciprocity for the Transfer of Scores Earned on the Remote Bar Admission Examination on October 5-6, 2020

Appellate Division, First Judicial Department Notice - Updated details on Operations during the Fall Term- August 17, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - August 17, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - August 17, 2020

Notice to Counsel - Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department Sittings (September – October 2020) - August 14, 2020

Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts – August 13, 2020 (Corrected)

Revised Procedure for Addressing Residential and Commercial Eviction Proceedings - August 12, 2020

NY Court of Appeals Announcement: Membership of the Working Group on the Future of the Bar Examination (Information from NY Court of Appeals Website) - August 11, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - August 10, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - August 10, 2020

Executive Order 202.55: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency - August 05, 2020

Commission Report: Goals and Checklists for Restarting In-person Grand Juries, Jury Trials and Related Proceedings - August 5, 2020

Chief Judge’s Commission to Reimagine the Future of NY’s Courts Issues First Set of Recommendations - August 5, 2020

Appointments Made to Appellate Term, First Judicial Dept. - August 3, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - August 3, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - August 3, 2020

New E-Filing Instructions from the Supreme Court of the State of New York - July 30, 2020

Update Regarding the September 2020 Bar Examination - July 29, 2020

Expansion of Mandatory E-filing in the Appellate Division, First Department - July 27, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - July 27, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - July 27, 2020

Revised Procedure for Addressing Residential & Commercial Foreclosure Proceedings - July 24, 2020

New York Bar Examination Update July 23, 2020

New Administrative Judge Named in Suffolk County - July 22, 2020

Announcement from NYS Court of Appeals on Temporary Authorization Program - July 22, 2020

State of New York Court of Appeals - Notice To The Bar - July 22, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - July 20, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - July 20, 2020

Board of Law Examiners Cancels September 9-10 Administration of the Bar Examination in New York - July 16, 2020

Governor Cuomo Announces Appointments to The Appellate Division of The Supreme Court - July 13, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - July 13, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - July 13, 2020

Covid-19 Screening Protocols for UCS Judges and Nonjudicial Employees - July 10, 2020

Updated Guidance on Eviction and Foreclosure Proceedings Memorandum - July 9, 2020

Courts in the Third, Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts to Begin Phase Four of Return to In-Person Operations - July 8, 2020

Second Department lifts the Suspension of Filing Deadlines for the Perfection of Civil Matters - July 7, 2020

Grand Juries to Resume Next Month in the City’s Five Boroughs; New York City Courts to Expand In-Person Criminal Proceedings - July 7, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - July 6, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - July 6, 2020

Administrative Order 2020-0701 - Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Second Judicial Department - July 1, 2020

New York State Unified Court System Memorandum: Coronavirus - Screening of Courthouse Visitors - June 30, 2020

Courts in Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Judicial Districts to Begin Phase Four of Return to In-Person Operations - June 30, 2020

Revised Guidelines Aim to Facilitate Swifter Provision of Appropriate Accommodations for Court Users with Special Needs - June 29, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - June 29, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - June 29, 2020

Courts in 3rd, 9th and 10th Judicial Districts Enter Phase 3 of Return to In-Person Operations - June 25, 2020

Procedure for Addressing Residential and Commercial Foreclosure Proceedings - June 23, 2020

Press Release: New Administrative Judge Named in Queens County - June 23, 2020

Press Release: Courts in New York City to Begin Second Phase of Gradual Return to In-Person Operations - June 23, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - June 22, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - June 22, 2020

Updated guidance regarding commercial and residential eviction proceedings effective June 20 - June , 18, 2020

Courts' Administrative Board Approves Rule Changes Governing Professional Conduct of Attorneys - June , 18, 2020

Press Release: Chief Judge DiFiore Names Commission to Develop Comprehensive Vision for the Court System of the Future - June 17, 2020

Press Release: Courts in Five Upstate Judicial Districts to Begin Phase Three of Return to In-Person Operations - June 16, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - June 15, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - June 15, 2020

Second Department Lifts the Suspension of Filing Deadlines for Respondents and Reply Briefs in non-actively managed civil matters - June 10, 2020

Press Release - State Courts in New York City to Begin Gradual Return to In-Person Courthouse Operations Judges and Designated Staff to Return to Their Courthouses - June 9, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - June 8, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - June 8, 2020

Executive Order 202.38 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency - June 6, 2020

Oral Arguments Conducted via Skype in the Second Department - June 2020

Court of Appeals Issues Academic and Bar Dispensations - June 4, 2020

Press Release - Courts in Five Upstate Judicial Districts to Begin Second Phase of Gradual Return to In-Person Operations - June 2, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - June 1, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - June 1, 2020

Notice to the Bar & Public - Expansion of Mandatory E-filing in NYSCEF - May 27, 2020

Press Release - Courts in Mid-Hudson Region and Long Island Begin Return to In-Person Courthouse Operations - May 26, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - May 25, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - May 25, 2020

Notice to the Bar from the State of New York Court of Appeals - May 22, 2020

Executive Order 202.33: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency - May 22, 2020

Press Release- Courts in Western NY, Capital Region Begin Return to In-Person Operations - May 20, 2020

Lawrence K. Marks Memo: Courts in Downstate Counties to Accept New Filings - May 20, 2020

NYC Housing Judges to Conduct Virtual Conferences in Pending Eviction Cases - May 19, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - May 18, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - May 18, 2020

NY County Surrogate’s Court Action for COVID-Related Cases - May 15, 2020

NY City Family Court, Additional Guidelines for Practitioners in Virtual Courtrooms - May 15, 2020

Statement on Public Submissions as Courts Re-Open in Some NY Counties - Posted May 14, 2020

Press Release from NYS Unified Court System - New York State Court System to Begin Return to In-Person Courthouse Operations - May 13, 2020

Notice to the Bar from the State of New York Court of Appeals - May 11, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - May 11, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - May 11, 2020

Public Notice: First Department Lifts the Suspension of Filing Deadlines - May 8, 2020

Executive Order 202.28: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency - May 7, 2020

AD1 2.0: Appellate Division, First Department Holds First-Ever Virtual Oral Arguments - May 6, 2020

Administrative Order 2020-0506 - Second Department Lifts the Suspension of Filing Deadlines in a Limited Manner - May 6, 2020

Executive Order 202.27: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency - May 5, 2020

Notice to the Public - EDDS: UCS Program for Electronic Delivery of Documents- May 4, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - May 4, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - May 4, 2020

Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks Memo - Next Steps to Court Services – April 30, 2020

Executive Order No. 202.25 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency - Issued April 29, 2020

Chief Judge Approves Temporary Authorization Program – April 28, 2020

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - April 27, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - April 27, 2020

Executive Order No. 202.23: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency - Issued April 24, 2020

NEW Academic & Bar Admission Dispensations — April 21, 2020

Commercial Division Remote Resource Contact List - April 17, 2020*

(Video) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - April 20, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - April 20, 2020

Executive Order 202.20 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency Through May 15, 2020 - Issued April 18, 2020

AD1 2.0 – First Department Expands Operations as a Virtual Court - April 14, 2020

Second Department Expands Operations as a Virtual Court - April 14, 2020

Virtual Courts Expanded Beyond the Limited Category of Essential and Emergency Matters - April 13, 2020

(Transcript) Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - April 13, 2020

SDNY Court Operations Update as of April 13, 2020

Additional NYC Family Court Virtual Courtrooms - April 9, 2020

Rescheduling of July 2020 N.Y. State Bar Exam - Update: Contingency Planning - April 9, 2020

SDNY Notice to the Bar Detailing Court Operations Starting April 13, 2020 - April 9, 2020

New York City Surrogate’s Court Contact Information - Call Before Going to Any Courthouse - April 8, 2020

New York County Surrogate’s Court Actions in Response to COVID-19 - April 8, 2020

Executive Order 202.14 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency Through May 7, 2020 - Issued April 7, 2020

Memo from Chief Administrative Judge Hon. Lawrence K. Marks - April 7, 2020

State of New York Court of Appeals Notice to the Bar - 2020 April-May Session - April 6, 2020

Press Release - Virtual Courts Up and Running Statewide - April 6, 2020

NEW: Message from Chief Judge Janet DiFiore (Transcript) - April 6, 2020

Press Release - Virtual Court Operations to Commence in the Third Judicial District - April 3, 2020

Emergency Applications Protocol - Supreme Court, New York County, Civil Term, April 2, 2020

Press Release - Virtual Court Operations to Commence in the Fourth Judicial District - April 2, 2020

Press Release - Virtual Court Operations to Commence in the Eighth Judicial District - April 2, 2020

Press Release - Virtual Court Operations to Commence in the Ninth Judicial District - April 2, 2020

A Statement for Presiding Justices of the Appellate Division Supreme Court of the State of New York - April 1, 2020

Administrative Order - Virtual Courtroom Protocols for Tenth Judicial District Courts - March 31, 2020

Media Release- Virtual Court Operations to Commence in Nassau County - March 31, 2020

PRESS RELEASE - Virtual Court Operations to Commence in the Sixth Judicial District Courts Remain Open for Essential Proceedings - March 31, 2020

Notice to the Bar - Amended Rules for the Registration of In-House Counsel (Part 522) - from State of New York Court of Appeals - March 30, 2020

NEW: Message from Chief Judge Janet DiFiore (Transcript) - March 30, 2020

SDNY Standing Order - Video Teleconferencing and Telephone Conferencing for Criminal Proceedings, 20 MC 176 - March 30, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: New York State Bar Exam Rescheduled for Fall 2020 - March 27, 2020

SDNY Updated Court Operations Protocols - March 27, 2020

A Message from Chief Judge DiFiore on COVID-19 Emergency - March 23, 2020

Court Notice to the Bar - SDNY Courthouse Entry - March 23, 2020

United State Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit - Oral Arguments - March 23, 2020

Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts - Non-essential Filings Will No Longer Be Accepted - March 22, 2020

Press Release Virtual Court Operations to Commence in NYC Mid-week - March 22, 2020

Executive Order 202.8 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency - March 20, 2020

SDNY Court Operations Update - March 20, 2020

Executive Order 202.7 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency - March 20, 2020

State of New York Court of Appeals Notice to the Bar - Updated Protocols - March 18, 2020

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court First Judicial Department COVID-19 Emergency Procedures - March 17, 2020

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court First Judicial Department - Temporary Suspension Of Perfection, Filing, and other Deadlines During Public Health Emergency- March 17, 2020

A Thank You Message from Chief Judge DiFiore on COVID-19 Emergency to Court Personnel and Members of the Bar - March 17, 2020

Updated Operational Protocols for The Unified Court System of the State of New York - March 15, 2020

COVID-19 - Procedures to Reduce Courthouse Traffic for the Unified Court System of New York  - March 13, 2020

New York Court Resources

If you have specific questions about your juror service, a case already in court, or you need to start a court case, call: the COVID-19 Telephone Hotline: 833-503-0447.

2nd dept. Skype Argument Protocol - March 24, 2020

List of Essential Proceedings Administrative Order AO/78/20 - New York State Court System - March 22, 2020