The New York’s Court System recently announced that it will begin taking actions to reopen its courts for pending nonessential cases effective April 13, 2020. Lawrence Marks, the state’s Chief Administrative Judge, made the announcement in a memorandum addressed to trial court judges and justices.
The state court system ceased all of its non-essential services on March 20 by Administrative Order 78/20, in an effort to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The New York court’s decision followed the actions of other institutions to lessen in-person interactions that can spread the coronavirus.
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