July 27, 2020: Message from Chief Judge DiFiore

On July 27, NYS Chief Judge Janet DiFiore stated in this video update that courts continue to make steady progress to safely returning to in-person operations while keeping virtual operations to limit community spread of COVID-19. Two previously adjourned jury trials are resuming this week. In courts outside NYC which are entering Phase 4, Grand Juries have been convened in all 57 counties outside NYC. 36 new Court Officers graduated from the Court Officers Academy after training was suspended during lockdown. The special Working Group the Chief Judge appointed to make recommendations on Bar Exam options came back with a report recommending New York participate in the online bar exam being administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners on October 5th and 6th.


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