eLaw now includes 94 federal district courts

eLaw now includes 94 federal district courts
I have an exciting update to share – eLaw has expanded coverage to 94 U.S. District Courts

Track all of your federal cases with eLaw
eLaw has expanded Federal court coverage to include 94 U.S. District Courts covering all 50 states. Now you can use eLaw to track all of your federal cases regardless of venue.

Never miss an appearance
The stakes are high in Federal District Court cases – if you miss an appearance your case may get dismissed. Now you can track cases in U.S. District Courts to ensure you never miss an appearance.

Save time
All appearances are populated to your eLaw calendar without any data entry.

eLaw Price Increase

Some members that have an eDocket or eWatch account will notice a slight price increase in their accounts starting in the January invoice.  The reason for the increase is the new value added products being offered for free to them, a listing of all eFiled documents with links to the documents, increased calendar options and better syncing. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call 212 503-6000.
 
 

New York and New Jersey State and Federal Court holidays for 2021

Friday, January 1, 2021, New Year’s Day, (Federal & State Courts)

Monday, January 18, 2021, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (Federal & State Courts)

Friday, February 12, 2021, Lincoln’s Birthday (State Courts)

Monday, February 15, 2021, President’s Day (Federal & State Courts)

Monday, May 31, 2021, Memorial Day  (Federal & State Courts)

Friday, June 18,  Juneteenth Day  (Federal & State Courts) **

Monday, July 5, 2021, Independence Day (Federal & State Courts)

Monday, September 6, 2021, Labor Day (Federal & State Courts)

Monday, October 11, 2021, Columbus Day (Federal & State Courts)

Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Election Day (State Courts)

Thursday, November 11, 2021, Veterans Day (Federal & State Courts)

Thursday, November 25, 2021, Thanksgiving Day (Federal & State Courts)

Friday, November 26, 2021, (SDNY Bankruptcy)

Friday, December 24, 2021 Christmas Day (observed) (Federal & State Courts)

Friday, December 31, 2021, New Year’s Day, (Observed) (Federal & State Courts)

**  This day was added in 2020

Press Release from eLaw and PM Legal

To Our Valued Clients: We are reaching out to thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your team over the years and to share some exciting news about PM Legal and eLaw. On December 1, 2020 PM Legal and eLaw were acquired by Lexitas, a national legal support services company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Lexitas has 700+ employees with offices across the United States providing medical record retrieval, court reporting, registered agent, and legal talent outsourcing services. Both PM Legal and eLaw have been collaborating with Lexitas for years and we are thrilled to be joining forces with their outstanding team. We believe that the access to additional resources will allow us to continue to keep you and your team at the forefront of the rapidly evolving legal industry. We assure you that our services will not change and you will continue to work with your dedicated and trusted PM Legal and eLaw team members. Never has there been more certainty in the growth of our company and our ability to provide the highest quality service to our clients. We look forward to continuing to work with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out directly to us. We look forward to speaking with you! Regards,
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VOTE FOR ELAW!

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It’s time for the annual New York Law Journal Best of Survey.

The annual reader rankings allow the New York legal community to vote for the vendor products and services you believe are best for users. eLaw has been ranked the Best Docketing and Calendaring Software for the past eight years by NYLJ readers. Help us to be named “best” for the ninth year in a row!
We have included suggestions for “Best of” for eLaw and some of our partner companies for your consideration.
Thank you for being a loyal eLaw subscriber!

Voting categories with corresponding location numbers:

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75. Best Per Diem Service

PM Legal
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9. Best New York-based Process Server (including those with an office in NY)

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eLaw President
212-503-6000
dominick@eLaw.com

Queens Supreme Scheduling Virtual Appearances in Non-Essential matters

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Important Court Updates

Queens Supreme Scheduling Virtual Appearances in Non-Essential matters

The New York Supreme Courts are slowing recovering from the Covid epidemic. Queens Supreme is opening up today virtually for non-essential matters with the hope the other counties will soon follow. eLaw will continue to alert on all administrative adjournments and the new scheduled virtual appearances. I have listed below an example of one just scheduled and another eLaw alert recently sent out. Now, more than ever, is a great time to track all of your cases on eLaw to learn about your virtual appearances and how we can cover them for you with ZR Per Diem.

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Court System: State of New York, Supreme Court
County: QUEENS
Index: 2300/2017
Name: PAUL, NELLIE v. BULK CARRIERS (P.E.I) ETAL
Status: ACTIVE

Appearance Held

On April 15, 2020, an appearance is scheduled before Judge TRIAL SCHEDULING JUDGE in TRIAL SCHEDULING PART. The clerk marked the appearance ADMINISTRATIVELY RESCHEDULED with the following additional comments: FIN(T).

Appearance Scheduled

On April 20, 2020, an appearance is scheduled before Judge TRIAL SCHEDULING JUDGE in PT 1 GEN CAL. The following additional comments exist: VIRTUAL CONFERENCE FIN(T).

Please contact me for any assistance .

We will continue to monitor all information as it is received as pass along any changes. Please refer to our blog, Facebook page or twitter account for the most current information. Stay safe!

Dominick Esposito
eLaw President
212-503-6000
dominick@eLaw.com

eLaw now accepting ACH Payments

achFor your convenience, eLaw, LLC now accepts ACH payments for our customers with accounts, and can take advantage of this feature to pay invoices and/or your monthly statement.

To Start using ACH Payments with eLaw, LLC please contact us at (212) 503-6000 or email us at help@elaw.com to request our ABA account and routing # required to pay your invoices/statement.

Thank you for being a valued loyal customer at eLaw, LLC.

Important Update to Court Closings March 16 – 4PM

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Important Court Updates

Important Court Information

I am including the latest court information that has been made available to eLaw. As the situation is rapidly changing, I will continue to provide court information as it is provided to me by the Court, members of the Bar and our partner companies, PM Legal and ZRPD.

LATEST UPDATE

I just heard directly from the Court and apparently reports to us were inaccurate and the only new directive I have at the moment is attached from Kings. As far as the other courts are concerned please refer to Judge Marks March 16th Memorandum for now which I included in an earlier email today.

Judge Marks’ 3/16/20 Memorandum

We will continue to monitor all information as it is received as pass along any changes. Please refer to our blog, Facebook page or twitter account for the most current information. Stay safe!

Dominick Esposito
eLaw President
212-503-6000
dominick@eLaw.com

Updated Court Issuings relating to Coronavirus Emergency

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Important Court Information

I am including the latest court information that has been made available to eLaw. As the situation is rapidly changing, I will continue to provide court information as it is provided to me by the Court, members of the Bar and our partner companies, PM Legal and ZRPD.

To view any of these Administrative Orders as a downloadable PDF file, please click on the corresponding links:
Judge Marks’ 3/15/20 Memorandum
Judge Marks’ 3/13/20 Memorandum
Judge McMahon’s 3/13/20 Order

Supreme Kings Motion/Trial Support and Ex-Parte are only opening for emergency Applications.

Kings County, Supreme Civil

Starting today JCP and CCP will not be open. There will not be any jurors or jury trials until further notice. Trials that have started will be allowed to finish.
During the pendency of the current coronavirus threat Intake, CCP and the City Discovery Part will accept submissions of PC, Compliance Conference and motion Orders on consent. Said Orders may be in writing or by E-File. After submission, the Court will assign a Final Compliance date and Note of Issue date, as necessary.

First and Second Departments of the Appellate Division

As part of the response plan to COVID-19, the First and Second Departments of the Appellate Division have decided that all matters on the Courts’ calendars will be taken on submission. This effort will reduce courthouse traffic and is consistent with New York State’s recommendation to limit public gatherings. The change will go into effect on March 17, 2020 and will continue until further notice.

However, each of the departments are making arrangements for those litigants who still wish to argue their appeals. Argument will not be permitted in person but, upon request, appearance can be made via Skype.

Bronx County Bar Association

Notice to All Attorneys Having Cases Assigned to the LPM
(Labor Law, Products Liability, Malpractice (Other than Medical)) Part
Effective immediately and until further notice:
1. All Preliminary, Compliance, Status and Pre-Trial conferences scheduled on March 24, 2020, and thereafter will be adjourned to a future date. Attorneys of record will be notified of the adjourn date(s). However, attorneys should check E-Courts for adjourn dates.
2. In lieu of appearances on Preliminary, Compliance and Status Conferences attorneys may submit an order on consent of ALL parties to jflores2@nycourts.gov

• This option is only available for cases where 7 or less prior compliance/status conferences were held.
• If all parties sign the form and return it to the court before a scheduled conference date, such form will be “so ordered” by the court, the conference will be marked held and a future date will be scheduled for a compliance or further status date.
• Signed Orders will uploaded to NYSCEF (for e-filed cases) or Bronx County Clerk’s Office (for non-e-filed cases).
• Any unresolved issues will require an appearance.
• When emailing Orders/Stipulations to the court include all parties.
3. All appearances on motions and OSCs will remain the same.

Orange County Foreclosure Settlement Part

Due to mounting concerns regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, foreclosure settlement conferences scheduled before me are being adjourned 45 days.

Southern District Update

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the following protocols will be in place for the next 30 days, or until further notice:

1. No new jury trials, civil or criminal, will be permitted to commence in any of our three courthouses (Moynihan, Marshall, Brieant).
2. Jury trials that have already commenced will be concluded. Judges conducting those trials – there are five of you – have been provided with special information about meals and transportation to share with your jurors.
3. The running of speedy trial time will be suspended effective today due to the now-declared state of emergency and medical crisis.
4. Existing grand juries will continue to meet. We will consult with the USAO before deciding whether to try to empanel the April 2 grand jury.
5. Until further notice, Magistrate’s Court will be conducted in its usual location on the Fifth Floor of the Moynihan Courthouse. If there are presentments in White Plains, they will be handled by the Duty Magistrate in White Plains.
6. Until further notice, Part I will be staffed out of the Foley Square courthouses. FYI: next week’s duty judges are Swain (Monday, March 16); McMahon (Tuesday, March 17-Saturday, March 21).
7. The courthouses will not be closed. However, only the following persons will be admitted: judges, chambers staff, SDNY supervisory personnel (unit executives and managers), SDNY personnel who are on “skeleton” duty (see below), lawyers who have to appear in district court civil matters or before the Court of Appeals, Assistant United States Attorneys, defense lawyers, criminal defendants and members of their families, persons who have been directed to report to Probation and PreTrial Services, visitors to the Pro Se Clinic in the Marshall Courthouse, and credentialed courthouse press. No one who does not have case-related business in the courthouse will be permitted to enter. Even persons who are otherwise authorized to enter must pass the screening protocol, which can be found in the Second Amended Standing Order in the matter now entitled In re Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic (M-10-468), entered today.

Previously Issued Orders

To view any of these Administrative Orders as a downloadable PDF file, please click on the corresponding links:

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER OF THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

We will continue to monitor all information as it is received as pass along any changes. Please refer to our blog, Facebook page or twitter account for the most current information. Stay safe!

Dominick Esposito
eLaw President
212-503-6000
dominick@eLaw.com

 

Elaw’s NEW Website Launch!

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We are excited to announce the launch of eLaws newly designed website – www.elaw.com! Our goal with this newly designed website was to create a user-friendly browsing experience for our trusted and valued customers and business partners. We hope you enjoy our new uncluttered design that is easy to navigate, and more mobile user-friendly.

Homepage

Our current and prospective clients will find useful information about our products and services on the homepage of our website presented in a cleaner and less cluttered manner. There are direct links to our Products and Pricing, Partners, Blog and News updates. The Homepage also serves as the location to log into existing accounts or to sign up for a new one.

Support

We value your loyalty and want to put a face to the voice or email when you reach out to us. Meet our Team and feel confident that we are doing our very best to serve you and meet your needs and concerns.

Social Media

The site contains integrated social media buttons for our Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin pages to foster improved communication with our clients. We will be constantly updating our content with helpful information, articles, blogs, company announcements and new products.

We are sure that in our new website you will find all the information that you need. If you have anything you would like to provide feedback on, or about your experience with the website, please send us an email.

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eLaw President
212-503-6000
dominick@eLaw.com