Good Morning Everyone:

The 6th Judicial District Office of Court Administration has asked me to assist in reaching out to all “essential attorneys”.   If you are receiving this email – you are either a Bar President – or someone else that I have contact info for within each of the 10 Bar Associations within the 6th District.

COURT REQUEST:  6TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION WOULD LIKE EACH BAR ASSOCIATION TO EMAIL ITS MEMBERS AND ASK THEM TO PROVIDE THE 6TH JUDICIAL OFFICE WITH THE DIRECT, NON-OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ATTORNEYS WHO HANDLE ESSENTIAL MATTERS.  IF ATTORNEYS HAVE SMART PHONES – THE 6TH DISTRICT OFFICE CAN SEND YOU SKYPE CONFERENCE INVITES WITH DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS SO YOU WILL BE ABLE TO VIDEO CONFERENCE ENABLED.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR NON-OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION TO PORTER KIRKWOOD AT 6TH DISTRICT OFFICE AT pkirkwoo@nycourts.gov AND to Amanda Whalen-Garnar @ agarnar@nycourts.gov   AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

PLEASE ALSO READ THE ATTACHED UPDATES FOR COURT PROCESSES GOING FORWARD IN THE 6TH DISTRICT.  THE ATTACHMENT TITLED COURT FILING RULES HAS AN APPENDIX A LISTING UPDATED INFO RE ESSENTIAL MATTERS.

COVID 19 – GRAND JURY

COVID19 EXECUTIVE ORDER

COVID19 FILING COURT FILING RULES

Please circulate this email info with attachments as far and wide as possible.

I realize with everyone working at home – not everyone has email access to each other – however – if you email those you do have contact info for BOTH WITHIN AND OUTSIDE OF YOUR FIRM – as well as making telephone calls, sending texts and using any other form of communication you have available to you to reach out to other attorneys within your county and the 6th District – then asking those attorneys to do the same – we can get this info and court request out to as many attorneys in the 6th Judicial District as possible.  Doing so will allow the Court to assist you with upcoming essential Court appearances.  I realize this will result in some being contacted more than once, however, given the situation, multiple contacts is better than no contact.

Please also reply to me with a “got it” or something of that nature.   If I don’t hear back from someone within each of the Bar Associations by end of business today  – I will do my best to find another contact to start this informational tree to attorneys in your County.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.   THE ATTORNEYS IN THE 6TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT ARE AN AMAZING GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO ALWAYS PULL TOGETHER WITH THE CHIPS ARE DOWN.  I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT WE’LL ALL FIND WAYS TO GET THIS INFORMATION OUT TO EVERY ATTORNEY POSSIBLE.

Again – Thank you!

Sindy