The New York State court system announced today, April 7, that beginning Monday, April 13, its virtual courts will begin handling more than just essential and emergency matters.
A memo issued today to all trial justices and judges has directed them to review their caseloads to decide which court conferences can be helpful in advancing a case, including achieving a resolution.
Judges can also schedule conferences at the request of attorneys, and can be available during normal court hours to address discovery disputes and other ad hoc concerns.
Judges are also being asked to decide fully submitted motions.
The conferences must be done remotely by Skype or telephone.