Ready to get back to Court… virtually.
The New York State court system officially announced today that beginning on Monday, April 13, 2020, virtual courts will handle more than essential and emergency matters. This is great news for advancing cases along.
In a memo issued today the Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks said that judges should review their caseloads to see which court conferences can be helpful in advancing a case, including achieving a resolution.
Judges can also schedule conferences at the request of attorneys, and can be available during normal court hours to address discovery disputes and other ad hoc concerns.
And judges may decide fully submitted motions.
All conferences must be done by Skype or telephone.