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May 3: Message from Chief Judge DiFiore

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March 22, 2021 - Statewide Resumption of Jury Trials
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On March 22nd, 2021, for the first time since last November, civil and criminal jury trials resumed throughout New York State.

Photo of Jurors being sworn in

Photos: Jurors are sworn in for criminal trials in New York City and in Mineola, Long Island.

In New York City, there are 26 jury trials, 19 civil and 7 criminal, that are scheduled to begin in all five counties this week. And in the 57 Counties outside the City, there are a total of 27 trials, 18 criminal and 9 civil, that are set to begin this week in all Judicial Districts across the State.

Photo of Jurors being sworn in

While we are eager to begin to normalize court operations, our number one priority is the same in each courthouse across the State - maintaining a safe environment that instills confidence in jurors, staff, lawyers, witnesses, and all other court users. That means disciplined adherence to established protocols like temperature screening, social distancing, strict cleaning regimens and use of PPE.

Photo of Jurors being sworn in



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"The New York State Court System provides essential justice services to the people of the State of New York. As we resume in-person operations Statewide to include non-essential matters, all essential functions of the courts remain available to ensure that New Yorkers may access the justice system during this extremely challenging time."
- Chief Judge DiFiore

NEW: Credit Card Service Fee, Eff. April 1, 2021

If you have specific questions about your juror service, a case already in court, or you need to start a court case, call: the Coronavirus Telephone Hotline: 833-503-0447.

If you have been summoned for juror service see your County's Commissioner of Jurors website for reporting instructions.

TEMPORARY ORDERS OF PROTECTION issued in any court of the New York State Unified Court System which were due to expire on or after March 19, 2020 have been extended and are considered still in effect until parties are otherwise notified.  If you have had an Order of Protection issued against you and it expired on or after March 19, it is still in effect until you are otherwise notified and you must continue to obey all conditions of that Order .

Parties will be advised of rescheduled Court dates when normal court business resumes.

Questions about the status of a particular case should be made to the court, at telephone numbers listed at the Court Locator. However, please be advised that, during this health emergency, communications may sometimes be difficult.