DEALING WITH COVID-19 AND REPRESENTING YOUR CLIENTS
March 17, 2020
Representing your clients with information and protocol changing daily requires us to adjust practices and policies so we can adapt to the changing conditions and work with each other to maintain normal operations as much as possible.
On March 16, 2020, NYS Unified Court System released two memos regarding court system operations. Which can be found at : http://www.nycourts.gov/whatsnew/pdf/Updated-Protocol-AttachmentA.pdf
In accordance with these recent protocols, Administrative Judge C. Randall Hinrichs put into effect in the 10th Judicial District, Suffolk County Administrative Order No. 22-20 which reads, in part:
All proceedings in Suffolk will occur at the Cohalan Court Complex, 400 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip, NY. There will only be two parts operating - Part D11 and Superior Court Misc. Part.
Town and Village Courts: Immediate arraignments that occur during regular business hours shall occur at Cohalan Court Complex, Central Islip, NY by the designated Superior Court Criminal Judge. After hours or weekend arraignments shall be heard in the Town or Village Court with the original jurisdiction.
Superior Court Criminal Cases: All non-essential matters are adminstratively adjourned due to the coronavirus medical cirsis until a date on or after April 30, 2020 (for defendants not in custody) or on or after April 15, 2020 (for defendants in custody).
District Court Criminal Cases:All non-essential matters are adminstratively adjourned due to the coronavirus medical crisis until a date on or after April 30, 2020 (for defendants not in custody and for civil matters) or on or after April 15, 2020 (for defendants in custody).
Family Court Administrative Judge James F. Quinn also implemented emergency coverage schedules for all Family Court matters for the period March 17th through April 10th. There will only be two (2) parts operating - the EAP and CP/JD Intake Parts, located at Family Court, 400 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip, NY on the 2nd floor.
All non-essential matters are adminstratively adjourned due to the coronavirus medical crisis until a date on or after April 30, 2020 (to be determined by the Assigned or Designated Judge).
MENTAL HYGIENE TRAINING
COURSE FOR ARTICLE 10
January 14, 2016
The State of New York Mental Hygiene Service held a training course for 18B counsel to become certified to handle Article 10 appeals. The training vi...