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The State of Diversity in New York’s Judiciary TEST

This article is part of New York Law: A View From the Bench, a special section in the May issue of the NYSBA Journal edited by Court of Appeals Associate Judge Michael J. Garcia. Read Judge Garcia’s introduction to the section here. My colleagues have expertly captured the significance of New York law and recounted … Continued

New York State Bar Association Convenes Working Group to Deal With Expected Surge in Landlord-Tenant Disputes due to Coronavirus Pandemic TEST

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has convened a landlord-tenant working group that will help the state’s courts deal with an anticipated surge in landlord-tenant disputes resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. With housing courts closed and a statewide moratorium on evictions in effect until Aug. 20, tenants and landlords are seeking alternative ways to … Continued

Summary of Executive Order 202.30

On May 10, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.30 invoking new powers from a law passed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic to temporarily suspend or modify laws necessary to assist or aid in coping with a declared State disaster emergency. On March 3, 2020, the Governor signed into law legislation that expanded his … Continued

Reflections of a Former Law Clerk

As a junior attorney, I cherished my time as law clerk. I can only hope to provide my own court attorney the same challenging, thrilling, and rewarding experience that I had.

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

Summary of Executive Order 202.28

On May 7, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.28 invoking new powers from a law passed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic to temporarily suspend or modify laws necessary to assist or aid in coping with a declared State disaster emergency. On March 3, 2020, the Governor signed into law legislation that expanded his … Continued

New York Law in Federal Court: A Brief Word on Certification

The interests of justice are not well served if New York law does not enjoy consistency in both state and federal courts. Fortunately, through use of the certification process, the Second Circuit and the Court of Appeals have minimized the possibility of competing views on New York law.