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New Message from Acting Chief Judge Cannataro - November 15th, 2022

Notice to the Bar: Rules for Temporary Practice of Law (Part 523)

The Court has amended its Rules for Temporary Practice of Law (Part 523), effective December 7, 2022.   The amendment relates to lawyers who are not admitted in New York but work remotely from their homes in New York State.

 The full notice to the Bar can be accessed here.


Legal Education Update

The Court of Appeals has issued an order waiving strict compliance with certain distance learning limitations and restrictions of sections 520.3 and 520.6 of the Rules for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law (22 NYCRR 520.3 and 520.6) applicable, in limited circumstances, when students and faculty who are subject to mandatory COVID-19 quarantine requirements attend in-person courses remotely or when a student has been granted an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act permitting the student to attend in-person courses remotely.  A copy of the order can be accessed here.


Public Hearing on Civil Legal Services

On September 19, 2022, the Hon. Anthony Cannataro, Acting Chief Judge of the State of New York conducted a statewide public hearing at the Court of Appeals to assess the extent and nature of unmet civil legal services needs throughout New York State in order to recommend to the Legislature and the Executive the level of public resources necessary to meet those needs.  A live webcast of the hearing can be accessed here.


Court of Appeals Designates Acting Chief Judge

The Court of Appeals has designated an Acting Chief Judge. The full announcement can be accessed here.

Notice to the Bar: 2023 Calendar of Sessions

The Court of Appeals has released its 2023 Calendar of Sessions. The schedule includes the appeal sessions as well as the Court's conference days, which are scheduled for June 8 and 9 and December 6. May 16 is a special primary election appeals session day.

The full notice to the Bar and Calendar of Sessions can be accessed here.

Bar Examination and Legal Education
Bar Examination and Legal Education updates posted since March 2020 can be accessed here.


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