Author: Christian

Governor Extends Order Tolling All Statutes of Limitations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has extended his executive order for another 30 days that temporarily tolls all statutes of limitations during the coronavirus public health crisis. The latest order extends through June 6. Cuomo’s order tolls “any specific time limit for the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion, or other process or … Continued

Daily Coronavirus Update: NY Court System To Further Expand Virtual Courts

Good evening Members, Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks released a memorandum this afternoon to all trial court justices and judges explaining the next steps in the court system’s continuing expansion of its virtual court system. Beginning Monday, May 4, new motions, responsive papers to previously filed motions and other applications, including post-judgment applications, may … Continued

During Coronavirus Pandemic, NYSBA Seeks to Align with Bar Associations on Every Continent Around the World

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has reached out to 109 bar associations on seven continents as a first step toward establishing official working relationships with those organizations that share mutual interests. “The global pandemic of COVID-19 has upended the world. This imposes a special duty on our profession and provides an opportunity to … Continued

Daily Coronavirus Update: New Pro Bono Initiative Helps Jobless New Yorkers Secure Unemployment Benefits

Good evening Members, New Yorkers who need help securing unemployment benefits through the appeal process will be matched with attorneys provided by the pro bono partnership launched by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and the state court system. Hundreds of lawyers are preparing to assist clients beginning this week. A new innovative website, www.nysba.org/legalhelp, … Continued