To be sure, much has been reported on here at New York Commercial Division Practice concerning Commercial Division innovation — including in the areas of courtroom technology and, more recently, in adapting to the “new norm” of virtual practice in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we observed a few months back, the
The Virtual Practice of Law Is Becoming More Real Than Virtual
At this point, after nearly three months of practicing law virtually from home, I think it’s fair to say that what was once novel and experimental has become a kind of new norm for the future.
Sure, state courts in New York, including the Commercial Division, have been returning slowly-but-surely to in-person operations over the…
Courts and Coronavirus: Temporary Rules and Procedures of New York’s Appellate and Commercial Divisions
As a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, court systems throughout the United States have had to rapidly adapt and issue temporary rules and procedures in order to keep court personnel, litigants and attorneys safe while continuing to serve their important societal function of administration of justice.
We wanted to provide a resource to readily
Upgrading to Commercial Division 2.0 (Part III): ICT Comes to Queens County
*** Attention all Queens County commercial litigators: If you have a case before Judge Grays, be sure to bring an HDMI cable and a USB drive with you to court from now on! ***
One of the themes that we’ve developed on this blog over the years has been the implementation of technology in the…
Three New Rule Amendments Proposed by the Commercial Division Advisory Council
The Commercial Division Advisory Council (the “Advisory Council”) has proposed three new amendments to the Commercial Division Rules: (1) a proposed amendment to Rule 1, which will allow counsel to participate in court conferences remotely, via Skype or other videoconferencing technology; (2) a proposed amendment to Rule 6, which will require proportionally spaced…
Upgrading to Commercial Division 2.0 (Part II)
Luddites beware! If you’ve been reluctant to introduce technology into the way you practice law, the Commercial Division may soon leave you behind.
Here at New York Commercial Division Practice we regularly report on technological developments in the Commercial Division. Earlier this year, for example, we reported on the technological proclivities of newly-appointed Manhattan Commercial…