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Stay updated with the latest COVID-19 Pandemic Court Alerts

The NYS Unified Court System identified next steps which took effect May 4, 2020.

  • Appeals. Notices of appeal may be filed electronically, either through NYSCEF or through the new document delivery system.
  • Expanded motion practice. New motions, responsive papers to previously filed motions, and other applications (including post-judgment applications) may be filed electronically in pending cases, either

(1) through the NYSCEF e-filing system in jurisdictions that have it; or

(2) through the new electronic document delivery system that was created for courts and jurisdictions where e-filing is unavailable. This new document delivery system enables lawyers and litigants to send documents to courts for filing and other purposes in a secure and efficient manner.

New York State Appellate Division, First Department

May 27, 2020
The Appellate Division, First Department now has a portal to submit digital copies of records, briefs and motions for non-NYSCEF appeals. Also, ALL civil matters originating in Supreme court are subject to mandatory NYSCEF filing regardless if they were or were not e-filed in the court of origination.

New York State Appellate Division, Second Department

May 7, 2020

The Second Department has rescinded its March 17, 2020 Administrative Order and has imposed filing deadlines in criminal and actively managed appeals. The new Administrative Order issued May 6, 2020 also sets adjournment dates for motion practice.

New York State Appellate Division, Third Department

As of May 22, 2020, the Apellate Division Third Department has released updated deadlines pertaining to the perfection of Appeals.

New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department

The New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department has continued to update as the COVID-19 crisis continues. All emergency procedures, updates and orders can be found on the Appellate Division, Fourth Department website. Please click the button below to view the updates.

New York State Appellate Term, First Department

The New York State Appellate Term, First Department has continued to update as the COVID-19 crisis continues. All emergency procedures, updates and orders can be found on the Appellate Term, First Department website. Please click the button below to view the updates.

New York State Appellate Term, Second Department

The New York State Appellate Term, Second Department released an Order on May 26, 2020 regarding court operations and opening. 

New York State Court of Appeals

The New York State Court of Appeals has continued to update as the COVID-19 crisis continues. All emergency procedures, updates and orders can be found on the New York State Court of Appeals website. Please click the button below to view the updates.

Second Circuit

States in the Circuit

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As the limitations on social interactions in public spaces continue to expand to address the spread of COVID-19, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is adapting its operations to conform to additional developments.

 

 

United States Supreme Court 

(ORDER LIST: 589 U.S.)

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020

ORDER
In light of the ongoing public health concerns relating to COVID-19, the following shall apply to cases prior to a ruling on a petition for a writ of certiorari:

IT IS ORDERED that the deadline to file any petition for a writ of certiorari due on or after the date of this order is extended to 150 days from the date of the lower court judgment, order denying discretionary review, or order denying a timely petition for rehearing. See Rules 13.1 and 13.3.

 

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that motions for extensions of time pursuant to Rule 30.4 will ordinarily be granted by the Clerk as a matter of course if the grounds for the application are difficulties relating to COVID-19 and if the length of the extension requested is reasonable under the circumstances. Such motions should indicate whether the opposing party has an objection.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, notwithstanding Rules 15.5 and 15.6, the Clerk will entertain motions to delay distribution of a petition for writ of certiorari where the grounds for the motion are that the petitioner needs additional time to file a reply due to difficulties relating to COVID-19. Such motions will ordinarily be granted by the Clerk as a matter of course if the length of the extension requested is reasonable under the circumstances and if the motion is actually received by the Clerk at least two days prior to the relevant distribution date. Such motions should indicate whether the opposing party has an objection.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that these modifications to the Court’s Rules and practices do not apply to cases in which certiorari has been granted or a direct appeal or original action has been set for argument. These modifications will remain in effect until further order of the Court.

New Jersey State Superior Court, Appellate Division

The New Jersey State Superior Court, Appellate Division has continued to update as the COVID-19 crisis continues. All emergency procedures, updates and orders can be found on the New Jersey State Superior Court, Appellate Division website. Please click the button below to view the updates.

New Jersey State Supreme Court

The New Jersey State Supreme Court has continued to update as the COVID-19 crisis continues. All emergency procedures, updates and orders can be found on the New Jersey State Supreme Court website. Please click the button below to view the updates.

NYS Governor’s Order

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