The developments surrounding COVID-19 are rapidly changing.  Below is a quick reference guide and links to resources for lawyers trying to navigate the current legal landscape in light of the temporary changes to the law and the court system.

Executive Action

*NOTE:  Empire State Development subsequently issued the following guidance concerning whether law firms constitute essential businesses:

Law firms and other providers of legal services are essential businesses only to the extent that their services are currently needed to support the essential functions of health care providers, utilities, state and local governments, the federal government, financial institutions, businesses that have been designated as essential; or to support criminal defendants in court proceedings or individuals in emergency family court proceedings; or to participate in proceedings concerning the imminent release or detention of individuals subject to criminal or civil detention under any applicable provision of state or federal law, or proceedings to address emergency risks to health, safety, or welfare.

NYS Appellate Courts

NYS Trial Courts

Federal Courts