March 16, 2020: Administrative Order for the Suffolk County Trial Courts

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Administrative Order of the Administrative Judge of Suffolk County

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[…] effective 5:00 PM on March 16,2020 the following rules be put into effect in the 10th Judicial District, Suffolk County (“District”) until rescinded.

  • No eviction orders shall be signed.
  • No default judgments shall be granted.
  • No foreclosure auctions shall be held.
  • All Court proceedings in Suffolk will occur at the Cohalan Court Complex, 400 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip, New York.

Town & Village Courts

All non-essential matters are administratively adjourned due to the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus medical crisis until a date on or after April 30, 2020 (for defendants not in custody and for civil matters) or on or after April 15,2020 (for defendants in custody). The adjourned date shall be determined by the Assigned or Designated Judge – Town and Village staff shall be responsible for notiffing attomeys or pro-se litigants/defendants of the adjourned dates.

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