COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER

The NCBA is here for you during this difficult time. We have compiled information from our local courts, state courts, CDC, and additional resources to keep you updated and informed in this time of uncertainty. This page will continue to be updated daily. Should you need to contact an NCBA staff member, please click here to access our staff directory.

The NCBA Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) is here for you! LAP is offering confidential professional counseling sessions via doxy.me, a HIPAA compliant telehealth video platform. Please do not hesitate to call Beth Eckhardt, LAP Director, at (516) 512-2618 or (888) 408-6662 to set up an appointment. You will be sent an invitation with a link to her “waiting room.”

Nassau County Residents and Small Businesses:

The NCBA is here for you. Email covidhelp@nassaubar.org to get your legal questions related to the pandemic answered. Click here for more information.

NCBA Members:

Consider volunteering on the NCBA COVID-19 Community Task Force to help Nassau County residents and small businesses during this difficult time. Email us for more information.

If you believe that you have been discriminated against in seeking housing based on Coronavirus, please contact Long Island Housing Services at 631-567-5111 ext. 375 or info@LIFairHousing.org to speak to a trained Fair Housing Investigator.

COVID-19 Evictions Guide from Nassau Suffolk Law Services

COVID-19: FAQ for Residential and Commercial Buildings 

Illegal Evictions and How to Stop Them in Suffolk County

New York State Homes and Community Renewal-COVID-19 Helpful Links and FAQs

Although the NCBA Mortgage Foreclosure Clinics are postponed, if anyone has a mortgage foreclosure issue please contact us with your questions by emailing ccardona@nassaubar.org or calling 516-747-4070 ext. 1231 and someone within 48 hours will contact you with an answer or to set up a virtual appointment, if needed.

Temporary Suspension of Foreclosure Settlement Conferences

6/23 NCBA and COVID-19 Updates 

6/17 NCBA and COVID-19 Updates

6/15 NCBA and COVID-19 Updates 

6/12 NCBA and COVID-19 Updates

6/10 NCBA and COVID-19 Updates

6/8 NCBA and COVID-19 Updates 

6/5 NCBA and COVID-19 Updates

6/3 NCBA and Court Updates

6/1 Update from NCBA President Dorian R. Glover

5/29 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins 

5/27 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins 

5/26 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins

5/22 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins 

5/20 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins 

5/18 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins

5/15 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins 

5/13 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins

5/11 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins 

5/8 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins

5/6 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins

5/4 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins

5/1 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins 

4/29 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins 

4/27 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins 

4/24 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins 

4/22 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins 

4/20 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins

4/17 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins 

4/14 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins - Follow-Up Virtual Town Hall Meeting

4/11 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins - Nassau County Virtual Town Hall Meeting 

4/10 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins

4/8/20 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins 

4/6/20 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins 

4/3/20 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins 

4/1/20 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins

3/30/20 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins

3/27/20 Update from NCBA President Richard D. Collins

3/23/20 NCBA President Richard D. Collins Shares Response to Email from New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

3/19/20 Message from NCBA Richard D. Collins and NCBA Vice-President Gregory S. Lisi

3/17/20 Message from NCBA President Richard D. Collins (CLE, Meetings, NCBA Staff Updates)

6/23 Administrative Order: Phase Three Return to In-Person Operations for Nassau County

6/16 Changes to Procedures in the Local Courts 

6/10 Return to In-Person Operations Phase Two Nassau County Administrative Order

6/8 Return to In Person Operations for Nassau County, Phase Two—Memo to Nassau County Legal Community

5/26 Return to In-Person Operations, Phase 1—Memo to Nassau County Legal Community

5/20 Filing of New Cases Memo

5/13 E-Filing Letter to Nassau Matrimonial Bar

5/6 Supreme Court Emergency Part Rules

5/5 Revised Virtual Chambers Expanded Motion Procedures

5/4 Virtual Chambers Expanded Motion Procedures 

5/1 Filing Motions in County Court

5/1 Filing Motions in District Court 

5/1 Expansion of Court Activities 

4/23 Village of Garden City Justice Court - Remote Conferencing

4/16 Nassau County Administrative Order Modifying March 17, 2020 Administrative Order

4/15 Nassau County Family Court Virtual Chambers Contact List

4/13 Procedure for Nassau County Matrimonial Case Activities During the Period of Consolidated Court Operations

4/13 Email Request for Conference Form from Nassau County 

4/13 Nassau County Supreme Court Matrimonial Parts Virtual Chamber Contact List

4/10 Virtual Chambers Protocols for Nassau County 

Automatic Adjournment Schedule for Nassau County Court

4/1/20 Virtual Courtroom Protocols

3/27/20 County Court Rotation of Judges

3/27/20 18b Assigned Counsel Administrative Order

3/26/20 Virtual Court Memo to the Legal Community

3/20/20 Nassau County Supreme Court Mat Center Update

3/19/20 Consolidation of Nassau County Court Operations

3/17/20 Nassau County Administrative Court Orders on Corona Virus Operations

3/16/20 Nassau County and District Court Memo

3/16/20 Nassau County Surrogate’s Court Updates

6/30 Courts in Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Judicial Districts to Begin Phase Four of Return to In-Person Operations

6/29 Transcript of Video Message from Chief Judge DiFiore

6/29 Video Message from Chief Judge DiFiore 

6/29 Revised Guidelines Aim to Facilitate Swifter Provision of Appropriate Accommodations for Court Users with Special Needs 

6/25 By Week's End, All Courts Outside New York City Will Be in Phase Three of Return to In-Person Operations

6/23 Courts in New York City to Begin Second Phase of Gradual Return to In-Person Operations

6/22 Message from Chief Judge DiFiore 

6/18 Procedure for Addressing Residential and Commercial Eviction Proceedings 

6/17 New Procedures for ADA Accommodation Requests

6/17 Chief Judge DiFiore Names Commission to Develop Comprehensive Vision for the Court System of the Future

6/16 Changes to Procedures in the Local Courts 

6/17 Chief Judge DiFiore Names Commission to Develop Comprehensive Vision for the Court System of the Future

6/15 Transcript of Video Message from Chief Judge DiFiore 

6/9 State Courts in New York City to Begin Gradual Return to In-Person Courthouse Operations

6/9 Aiming to Advance Equal Justice in the Courts, Chief Judge DiFiore Announces Independent Review of Court System Policies, Practices and Initiatives

6/8 Video Message from Chief Judge DiFiore

6/2 Press Release-Courts in Five Upstate Judicial Districts to Begin Second Phase of Gradual Return to In-Person Operations

5/29 Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts

5/26 Press Release-Courts in Mid-Hudson Region and Long Island Begin Return to In-Person Courthouse Operations

5/25/20 Video Message from Chief Judge DiFiore

5/20/20 Filing of New Cases Memo

5/20/20 Courts in 13 Counties in Western New York and the Capital Region to Begin Return to In-Person Courthouse Operations-Press Release

5/18/20 Administrative Order from Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Vito C. Caruso 

5/18/20 Video Message from Chief Judge Janet DiFiore 

5/13/20 New York Family Court Additional Guidelines for Practitioners in Virtual Courtrooms

5/13/20 New York State Court System to Begin Return to In-Person Courthouse Operations

5/11/20 Video Message from Chief Judge Janet DiFiore

5/6/20 Supreme Court Appellate Division: Second Judicial Department Order from Presiding Justice Alan D. Scheinkman

5/4/20 Notice to the Public: UCS Program for Electronic Delivery of Documents 

5/4/20 Video Message from Chief Judge Janet DiFiore

5/2/20 Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of New York

5/1/20 Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of New York

4/30/20 Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of New York

4/27/20 NYS Unified Court System News Advisory: "Virtual" Law Day 2020

4/27/20 Video Message from Chief Judge Janet DiFiore

4/20/20 Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of New York

4/20/20 Video Message from Chief Judge Janet DiFiore 

4/13/20 Video Message from Chief Judge Janet DiFiore

4/13/20 Kings County Matrimonial Parts During COVID-19 Emergency

4/13/20 Queens Supreme Court-Civil Term Skype for Business Conferencing (Virtual Conferencing)

4/8/20 Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts

4/7/20 Memorandum-Virtual Courts to Begin Handling Non-Essential Matters April 13th

Essential Filings Cover Sheet

4/1/20 9th Judicial District Virtual Courtroom Administrative Order

4/1/20 9th Judicial District Virtual Courtroom Procedures

3/27/20 Supreme Court Protocols During Consolidated Court Operations

3/22/20 Statute of Limitations Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts

3/19/20 Civil Litigation Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts

3/19/20 Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts

3/17/20 Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division-Second Department Emergency Extension Order

1st Judicial Department Order

2nd Judicial Department Order

3rd Judicial Department Order

4th Judicial Department Order

9th Judicial District Administrative Order

Coronavirus and the New York State Courts

No. 202.46 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.45 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 205: Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in New York

No. 202.44 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.43 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.42 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.41 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.40 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.39 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.38 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.37 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.35 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

New York Forward Phase Two Industries 

Re-Opening New York: Office-Based Work Guidelines for Employers and Employees

No. 202.33 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.32 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.31 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

Discussion of the Impacts of Governor Cuomo's Executive Orders on the Municipal Attorney

No. 202.30 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.29 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.28 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.27 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.26 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.25 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.24 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.23 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.22 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.21 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.20 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.19 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.18 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.17 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.16 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.15 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.14: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

National Conference of Bar Examiners Reschedule New York Bar Exam to September 9-10, 2020

COVID-19 2020 Pandemic Will Execution Guidance

New York State Bar Exam Rescheduled for Fall 2020

No. 202.13 State of New York Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.12 State of New York Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.11 State of New York Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.10 State of New York Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.9 State of New York Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.8 State of New York Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relations to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.7 State of New York Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

Guidance for Determining Whether a Business Enterprise is Subject to a Workforce Reduction Under Executive Order 202.6 – We recognize that there may be questions among lawyers as to who is covered by the order. This much is clear: “Any business that only has a single occupant/employee (i.e. gas station) has been deemed exempt and need not submit a request to be designated as an essential business.” Accordingly, a solo practice lawyer in an office without any staff or employees is exempt.

No. 202.6 State of New York Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.5 State of New York Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Law Relating to the Disaster Emergency

No. 202.4 State of New York Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

COVID-19 Immediate Temporary Suspension of Statewide Adult Day Health Care Program Services

 

Bond, Schoeneck & King

COVID-19 Overview

Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP

COVID-19's Effect on Your New York Contracts 

Forchelli Deegan Terrana

COVID-19 Updates and Announcements

Jaspan Schlesigner LLC

COVID-19 Resource Center

Littler Labor & Employment Law Solutions

COVID-19 Resources for Employers

Morrit Hock & Hamroff LLP

COVID-19 Resources 

Nassau Suffolk Law Services

COVID-19 Response-Browse by Topic

Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP

COVID-19 Updates

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses and nonprofits may apply if they have 500 or fewer employees and have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
The EIDL program may be used to pay debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can not be paid because of the COVID-19 impact, and that are not already covered by a Paycheck Protection Program loan. The interest rate for small businesses is 3.75%. The interest rate for nonprofits is 2.75%.
For more information and to apply for the EIDL, please visit covid19relief.sba.gov/#/.

U.S. Department of Labor Issues OSHA Guidance as Non-Essential Businesses Reopen and Employees Return to Work 

Moving New York Forward-Industry Guidance and Reopening

Re-Opening New York: Office-Based Work Guidelines for Employers and Employees

Long Island Begins Phase 1 Reopening with New Safety Plan and OSHA Requirements and a New “Forward” Loan Program for Small Businesses 

Business Interruption Insurance for Small Businesses Closed by the Coronavirus Pandemic 

Nassau County Bar Association COVID-19 Help for Residents and Small Businesses 

Newsday Webinars: Saving Your Business 

CLICK HERE for latest information on NCBA and Court COVID-19 updates.