New York Court docket Information 7-9-2020 – Weblog

New York Courts

USCA 2nd Circuit:

June 22, 2020 – – Court of Appeal to Resume Paper Copies – On July 1, 2020, the Court of Appeals will resume the requirement that the parties must submit paper copies of briefs, appendices, and documents longer than 50 pages in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Vocation Code and local court regulations.

With regard to briefs, appendices, and documents of more than 50 pages that were or will be submitted between March 26 and June 30, 2020, paper copies are due no later than July 10, 2020 if the case is currently pending. Click here to view Judge Robert A. Katzmann's order.

The practice of the Court of Justice already announced on 26 March 2020 with regard to the submission of Pro Se documents, review applications and requests for exceptional relief that cannot be submitted to ECF continues: Pro Se documents can be sent by Email will be sent to the prosecutor @ For new cases where a docking notice has not yet been issued, opening papers can be emailed to A litigant who does not have access to e-mails can send a paper by post. Papers can also be deposited in the Court & # 39; s Night Box in the lobby of the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, NY.

Sealed documents. A party wishing to submit a sealed document and unable to follow the usual paper protocol can contact the employee's office at 646.584.2696 and email the sealed document to

USCA Federal Circuit: (PDFs attached)


The changes to the Federal Circuit Rules of July 1, 2020 take effect today. The final version of the Federal Circuit Rules (July 1, 2020) is available on the court's website and, where possible, applies to all cases filed or pending on or after July 1, 2020. The court has also made changes to many of its official forms, which should be used if necessary for all documents filed on or after July 1, 2020. All updated and available forms are on the court's website.

As part of the implementation of these changes, the clerk's office has released updated versions of the electronic filing process, the oral arguments guide, the guide for unrepresented parties (formerly the "Guide for Pro-Se applicants and petitioners") and additional content from the court Website.

The clerk has also issued two communications based on new rules in the Rules of Procedure. The first announcement sets the maximum tax rate for Fed costs. Cir. R. 39 (c); These rates are unchanged from those applicable prior to July 1, 2020 and update the available tax items based on current paper short copy requirements according to the rules. The second notice provides that electronic filing will be available to unrepresented parties from October 1, 2020. In the meantime, the employee's office will continue to provide modified electronic filing and delivery procedures in accordance with Administrative Regulation 20-01 (March 20, 2020). (July 1, 2020)


The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Federal Supreme Court have issued a joint order to amend their previous administrative regulations of March 16, 2020, on access to the National Courts building complex in Washington, DC, effective June 29, enact. 2020, noon (east), access to the building will be restricted to court personnel. However, requests for access will be processed on a case-by-case basis if they are submitted in writing at least 24 hours in advance. Applications for access to the Federal Circuit shops or rooms within the National Courts Building can be submitted in writing to the Clerk's office at These restrictions will remain in effect until August 14, 2020, unless changed earlier. The full administrative order is available on the court's website.

For the latest updates and information on the Federal Circuit's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, see the court's COVID-19 information page. (June 26, 2020)

New PACER website starts on Sunday

The new PACER website will be published on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at The new website offers the public a wide range of resources and information on PACER and electronic public access services. Easy access to PACER and PACER-related applications. The website has been redesigned to take advantage of new technologies and design practices.

New features include:

  • Mobile friendly design;
  • Tool to search for court-specific information, e.g. B. unique flag definitions;
  • JSON and XML feeds with court-specific information;
  • Optimized search engine to improve the findability of content;
  • Interactive format for finding frequently asked questions; and
  • New tools for accessibility.

In addition, the appearance of the PACER applications – Manage My Account and Registration – has been updated to reflect the updated design without changing functionality to ensure a consistent user experience. However, the national login page and PACER case locator have not been updated, so scripts that may be associated with these applications are not affected.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the PACER Service Center at or 1-800-676-6856.


07/06/20: Phase II of the gradual re-entry plan announced.

Checklist for submitting new matters with a seal application:

Revised judge rules:

Changed practices

July 6, 2020

Hon. Stewart D. Aaron

Individual practices

July 6, 2020

Hon. Stewart D. Aaron

Individual emergency rules and practices in the light of COVID-19

June 30, 2020

Hon. Denise L. Cote

Individual emergency rules and practices in the light of COVID-19

June 29, 2020

Hon. Valerie E. Caproni

Information on hiring lawyers

June 26, 2020

Hon. Lorna G. Schofield

Individual emergency rules and practices in the light of COVID-19


Mon, June 15, 2020

Administrative Ordinance 2020-20 – Continuation and legal proceedings as well as exclusion from time under the law on fast legal proceedings and other questions

Revised judge rules::

Individual Movement Practices and Rules by Judge Gary R. Brown

Individual movement practices and rules by judge Joanna Seybert

Executive Order of the Governor of New York:

On July 6, 20, the governor of NYS issued Executive Order 202.48, which continues to suspend and amend the law, as well as all policies that have not been replaced by a subsequent policy, which are governed by Executive Order 202 and any subsequent Executive Orders to including Executive Order 202.14 as was continued and included in Executive Orders 202.27, 202.28 and 202.38 for another 30 days until August 5, 2020, with notable exceptions.

NYS dishes:

July 7, 2020 – press release
Resume NYC Grand Juries; NYC Courts extend personal procedures

June 30, 2020
Courts in the hinterland begin phase 4 of returning to personal business

June 25, 2020 – press release
Courts in the 3rd, 9th and 10th judicial district enter phase 3 of the return to personal operations

NY Appellate Division, Second Division:

Applications from the second department go digital!

With the Administrative Ordinance enacted on July 1, 2020, the Second Department changed its local procedural rules to the effect that no papers with regard to applications and original procedures have to be submitted in either digital or printed form. Rather, all of these papers must be “submitted in digital form, meet the technical requirements for electronically submitted documents (22 NYCRR Part 1245, Appendix A), delivered to all parties in digital form and submitted by uploading through the digital portal on the website's home page of the court with proof of service ”(Admin Order 2020-0701). Hardcopy filings are only required upon the court's express request. This amendment, which adds subsection (d) to Section 670.4 of the second division's rules of procedure, applies to both NYSCEF matters and matters where electronic filing through the NYSCEF system is not required. Exceptions apply to exempt attorneys and exempted litigation, as these terms are defined in the Appeals Division's Electronic Filing Rules (22 NYCRR 1245.4), which must be served and must be submitted in paper form.

New York Supreme Court, New York County

Commercial department rule 23 repealed: Long an unpopular rule among judges and senior lawyers and employees in New York, the "60-day rule" that allowed Movants' lawyer to write to a judge who would inform them of whether a The fully submitted and / or reasoned application was pending for more than 60 days and was canceled on June 23, 20. These letters are very unpopular with judges and are rarely recommended by executive attorneys and officers.

Changes to NY Commercial Division Rule 1:

Advanced use of remote appearances and video conferencing.

NY Surrogates Court, Kings County's E-Filing Protocol, released Jun 15, 20:


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