You have a matter that is scheduled to be heard on the Court’s June term calendar.  Given the logistics of holding oral argument in the current environment, you are encouraged to consider submitting your matter for the Court’s consideration without oral argument. 

Please be advised that all oral arguments of June term cases will take place remotely via a secure videoconferencing technology, or in the alternative via telephonic means.  All parties who have requested oral argument pursuant to the Court’s rules (see 22 NYCRR 1000.15 [d]) will be notified as soon as possible of the method for participating in argument and the technology needed for participation, and will also be informed of the specific rules that pertain to remote oral argument.

Given the relatively short time between now and the June term, it is unlikely that any extensions of time to submit briefs will be possible.  However, for any respondent’s or reply brief filed hereafter in conjunction with June 2020 term matters, the Court has waived the hard copy filing requirement in 22 NYCRR 1250.9 (c) and (d), although proof of service of a digital copy of the brief on each other party to the appeal is required. 

If you have questions or concerns about your June term matter, or wish to submit a matter for which oral argument was previously requested, please contact the Clerk’s Office at, and indicate the nature of your questions or concerns. 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we deal with the public health threat posed by this pandemic.

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