March 27, 2020 – Kings County Surrogate’s Court – NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE ADJOURNMENT – As a result of the Office of Court Administration’s procedures to combat the spread of the coronavirus and protect the health and safety of our workforce and our court community, The Kings County Surrogate’s Court has administratively adjourned without date all matters that were returnable before Surrogate Margarita López Torres on April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020 and all matters that were returnable before Surrogate Harriet L. Thompson on April 9, 16, 20, 23, 30 2020. (Surrogate’s Court of Kings County, 2 Johnson Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, phone number (347)404-9700).
Every Thursday – Lawyer to Lawyer Roundtable: Peer Support When You Need It Most – Join other lawyers, law students and judges from across the state in a free and confidential support group being held weekly on Thursdays at 4:00 pm via Zoom, https://nysba.zoom.us/j/550259037 The group will be facilitated by Libby Coreno, Chair of the Attorney Wellbeing Committee and Kerry O’hara, PsyD. Each group session will be loosely organized under a theme for discussion. All participants will be given the opportunity to share if they wish, with supportive discussion to follow. The L2L Roundtable is supported by the Attorney Wellbeing Committee and by the Lawyer Assistance Program.
March 30, 2020 – NYC Surrogate Courts Essential Applications–
In light of recent developments in the coronavirus public health emergency in New York State, ESSENTIAL APPLICATIONS ONLY will be considered by the Court. Please call the phone number or e-mail below before coming to Court:
Bronx County – 718-618-1894; email@example.com
Kings County – 347-404-9720; firstname.lastname@example.org
New York County – 917-509-7218; email@example.com
Queens County – 718-298-0777; firstname.lastname@example.org
Richmond County – 718-675-8504; email@example.com
March 26, 2020 – Update and Current Plans for Virtual Courts throughout the State as distributed by the 10th Judicial District – click here
March 25, 2020 – update from Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks regarding virtual court operations in NYC – click here
March 25, 2020 – Message from NYC Law Department – Fay Leoussis – Chief, Tort Division – click here
March 17, 2020 – Update from Elder Law Committee Chair, Daniel Miller –
Emergency Applications Only will be accepted for the Guardianship part. Documents that are electronically signed WILL be accepted by the clerk for the time being. The emergency application must be accompanied by an Affirmation/Affidavit of Emergency in addition to the OSC, Petition and NOP.
March 16, 2020 – Kings County Civil Term Administrative Directive – click here