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Public Comment Received

Proposed amendment of 22 NYCRR Part 1215 (Joint Rules of Appellate Division), relating to a requirement that written letters of engagement inform clients about ADR programs available on the Unified Court System’s website.
Description of proposal
Public Comment

Proposed adoption of a new rule (22 NYCRR § 202.71), relating to establishment of a procedure for recognition of judgments rendered by tribunals or courts of tribes recognized by the State of New York or the United States.
Description of proposal
Public Comment

Proposed amendment of 22 NYCRR §§ 207.4-a(e)(6) & (7) and 207.4-aa(d) (Uniform Rules for Surrogate’s Court), relating to filing and e-filing of death certificates.  
Description of proposal
Public Comment

Proposed adoption of a new Rule of the Commercial Division, relating to presumptive limitations on the number and duration of depositions.
Description of proposal
Public Comment

Proposed adoption of a Preamble to the Rules of the Commercial Division (22 NYCRR § 202.70(g)), relating to sanctions.
Description of proposal
Public Comment

Proposed adoption of a new Rule of the Commercial Division (22 NYCRR § 202.70(g)), relating to privilege log practice in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court.
Description of proposal
Public Comment

Proposed amendment of 22 NYCRR § 202.70(d), relating to the assignment of cases to the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court.
Description of proposal
Public Comment

Proposed adoption of a new Rule of the Commercial Division (22 NYCRR § 202.70(g)), relating to guidelines for discovery of electronically stored information from nonparties in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court.
Description of proposal
Public Comment

Proposed amendment of 22 NYCRR § 202.70(g) (Commercial Division Rule 8(a)), pertaining to settlement-related disclosure.
Description of proposal
Public Comment

Proposed adoption of a new Rule of the Commercial Division, relating to staggered court appearances.
Description of proposal
Public Comment

Proposed reforms relating to consumer credit collection cases.
Description of proposal
Public Comment:

  1. Public sector and professional associations
  2. Credit and banking industry: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3 | Vol 4 (DBA Intl.)
  3. Legal services and consumer advocacy

Proposed creation of a Special Masters pilot program in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court.
Description of proposal
Public Comment

Proposed adoption of new Preliminary Conference Form for use in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court.
Description of proposal
Public Comment

Proposed creation of a pilot mandatory mediation program in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, New York County.
Description of proposal
Public Comment


Proposed adoption of new Commercial Division Rule 9, relating to the use of accelerated adjudication procedures in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court.
Description of proposal
Public Comment


Further public comment on proposed adoption of 22 NYCRR §202.5(e), relating to redaction of confidential personal information in papers filed in civil matters.
Description of proposal
Public Comment


Proposed adoption of a new Rule of the Commercial Division (22 NYCRR § 202.70(g)), relating to use of interrogatories in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court.
Description of amendment
Public Comment


Proposed adoption of 22 NYCRR § 207.64 of the Uniform Rules for Surrogate’s Court, relating to secure filing of certain documents in Surrogate’s Court.
Description of proposed amendment
Public Comment


Report of the Advisory Committee on Pro Bono Service by In-House Counsel, recommending an amendment of Part 522 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals to permit registered in-house counsel to provide pro bono legal services.
Description of amendment
Public Comment


Proposed amendment of Request for Judicial Intervention (RJI) Addendum in foreclosure actions, relating to addition of mortgage servicer's name.
Description of proposed amendment
Public Comment


Proposed amendment of Rule 7.4 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, relating to the requirement of “prominently made” disclaimers in attorney communications about legal specialization.
Description of the proposed amendment
Public Comment


Rules of the Appellate Division
pertaining to calculation of contingency fees and recovery of expenses in personal injury and wrongful death actions.
Description of the proposed amendment
Public Comment


Proposed amendment of 22 NYCRR § 202.16(g), relating to enhanced expert disclosure in contested matrimonial actions.
Description of the proposed amendment
Public Comment


Proposed adoption of 22 NYCRR §202.5(e), relating to redaction of personal identifying information in papers filed in civil matters.
Description of the proposed amendment
Public Comment: 1st Round | After the Extension


Proposed Repeal of 22 NYCRR §202.5-b(d)(3)(iii), relating to e-filing of documents in "secure" status.
Description of the proposed amendment
Public Comment