Requests for Public Comment

The Office of Court Administration is seeking comment from interested members of the public and the legal profession on the following proposals:


July 2, 2024: Request for Public Comment – Proposal to amend 22 NYCRR § 36.2(d) relating to compensation limits for Part 36 appointees
Description of proposal
Email to: [email protected]
by August 16, 2024



July 2, 2024: Request for Public Comment – Proposal to amend 22 NYCRR § 202.5 to permit redaction of personal information from filings in Article 81 guardianship proceedings
Description of proposal
Email to: [email protected]
by August 16, 2024



July 2, 2024: Request for Public Comment – Proposed amendments to Rule 1.10 and Rule 3.4 of the Rules of Professional Conduct
Description of proposal
Email to: [email protected]
by August 16, 2024



April 17, 2024: Request for Public Comment on a proposal to add a preamble before Commercial Division Rules 25-33
Description of proposal
Email to: [email protected]
by May 24, 2024
Public Comment

This measure was adopted on July 2, 2024 and effective on July 15, 2024.
AO/206/24

 


April 12, 2024:  Request for Public Comment on proposed amendments to Section 202.67 and Section 207.38 of the Uniform Civil Rules for the Supreme Court and County Court relating to litigation financing agreements
Description of proposal
Email to: [email protected]
by May 24, 2024
Deadline for comment extended to May 31, 2024
Public Comment

 


March 4, 2024:  Request for Public Comment on proposed amendments to the Rules of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, relating to mental health professionals panels
Description of proposal
Email to: [email protected]
by April 4, 2024
Deadline for comment extended to June 3, 2024
Public Comment

 


February 13, 2024:  Request for Public Comment on a proposed amendment to 22 NYCRR § 202.72 authorizing the Chief Administrative Judge to grant exemptions from the current mandate that all Child Victim Act (CVA) cases be assigned to specific CVA parts
Description of proposal
Email to: [email protected]
by March 15, 2024
Public Comment

 


December 28, 2023: Request for Public Comment on a proposal to amend Section 25.15(g) of the Rules of the Chief Judge regarding provisional service credits
Description of proposal
Email to: [email protected]
by February 2, 2024
Public Comment

 


December 28, 2023: Request for Public Comment on a proposal to add a new Part 53 to the Rules of the Chief Judge continuing the Litigation Coordinating Panel
Description of proposal
Email to: [email protected]
by February 2, 2024
No public comment received.

This measure was adopted and effective on April, 18 2024. 
Court of Appeals Order

 


November 16, 2023: Request for Public Comment Regarding a New Matrimonial Rule 202.16-c and New NYSCEF Appendix to Ensure Compliance with Domestic Relations Law § 235 Regarding Access to NYSCEF by Attorneys in E-Filed Matrimonial Actions 
Description of proposal
Email to: [email protected]
by December 18, 2023
Deadline for comment extended to January 5, 2024
Public Comment

This measure was adopted on April 23, 2024 and effective on May 15, 2024 
AO/151/24

 


October 26, 2023:  Request for Public Comment Regarding a New Commercial Division Rule to Encourage Use of Lawyers as Referees on Consent 
Description of proposal
Email to: [email protected]
by December 15, 2023
Public Comment

This measure was adopted and effective on February 14, 2024. 
AO/77/24

 


October 18, 2023:  Request for Public Comment Regarding Standardized Notice of Petition Forms Outside New York City 
Description of proposal
Email to: [email protected] 
by December 1, 2023
Public Comment

This measure was adopted on July 2, 2024 and effective on September 3, 2024.
AO/205/24
Notice of Petition - Nonpayment
Notice of Petition - Holdover

 


October 5, 2023: Request for Public Comment on Amending 22 NYCRR 126.3 to Increase the Per Diem Rates for Judges Assigned to an Off-Hours Arraignment Part
Description of Proposal
Email to: [email protected] 
by November 27, 2023
Public Comment
 

This measure was adopted and effective on December 28, 2023. 
AO/393/23

 


October 5, 2023: Request for Public Comment on Amending 22 NYCRR § 202.70(b)(1) to Add a Reference to Technology in the Description of Commercial Cases 
Description of Proposal
Email to: [email protected] 
by November 13, 2023
Public Comment

This measure was adopted and effective on February 14, 2024. 
AO/77/24

 


 

August 21, 2023: Request for Public Comment on Amending 22 NYCRR § 202.12 Concerning Preliminary Conferences 
Description of Proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by October 31, 2023
Public Comment

This measure was adopted on May 13, 2024 and effective on May 20, 2024.
AO/166/24

 


 

August 17, 2023: Request for Public Comment on Adopting a New Rule to Facilitate Requests for Judicial Accommodations under the ADA 
Description of Proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by October 2, 2023
Deadline for comment extended to October 23, 2023
Public Comment

A new Part 52 was adopted and effective on February 16, 2024. 
Court of Appeals Order

 


 

August 17, 2023: Certification or Recertification of Retired Justices of the Supreme Court, relating to continued judicial service in 2024 and 2025 
Description of Proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by September 5, 2023

 


 

December 6, 2022: Request for Public Comment on Amending Commercial Division Rule 32 Pertaining to the Scheduling of Witnesses 
Description of Proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by February 6, 2023 
Public Comment

This measure was adopted on August 7, 2023 and effective on August 31, 2023. 
AO/216/23

 


 

November 29, 2022: Request for Public Comment on Amending Commercial Division Rule 29 Pertaining to the Identification of Deposition Testimony 
Description of Proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by January 31 2023 
Public Comment

This measure was adopted on August 2, 2023 and effective on August 31, 2023. 
AO/213/23

 


 

November 15, 2022: Request for Public Comment on Amending Commercial Division Rule 28 Relating to the Pre-marking of Exhibits 
Description of Proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by January 16, 2023 
Public Comment

This measure was adopted and effective on July 5, 2023. 
AO/165a/23

 


 

October 27, 2022: Request for Public Comment on Amending Commercial Division Rule 27 to Add a Deadline for the Service of Opposition Papers to Motions in Limine and to Provide Guidance on the Issues that Motions in Limine Should Address 
Description of Proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by December 30, 2022 
Public Comment

This measure was adopted on May 15, 2023 and effective on June 5, 2023. 
AO/147/23

 


 

October 12, 2022: Request for Public Comment on Proposal to Amend Rule 100.4(D)(5)(h) and 100.4(H) of the Rules of the Chief Administrative Judge Regarding the Obligation to Report Gifts, Bequests, Favors, or Loans if the Value Exceeds $150 
Description of proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by November 28, 2022 
Public Comment

This measure was adopted on and effective on December 30, 2022. 
AO/347/22

 


 

October 11, 2022: Request for Public Comment on Proposal Regarding Attorney Reporting of Foreign Discipline  
Description of proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by November 23, 2022 
Public Comment

 


 

September 23, 2022: Request for Public Comment on Amending Commercial Division Rule 36 to Clarify the Courts’ Authority to Order Virtual Evidentiary Hearings and Bench Trials 
Description of proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by November 23, 2022 
Deadline for comment extended to December 7, 2022 
Public Comment

 


 

August 5, 2022: Certification or Recertification of Retired Justices of the Supreme Court, relating to continued judicial service in 2023 and 2024 
Description of proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by August 31, 2022

 


 

June 3, 2022: Request for Public Comment on Adopting a New Section 205.19 of the Uniform Rules of the Family Court to Develop Uniform Standards of Eligibility for Assigned Counsel That Would Apply in All Family Court Proceedings 
Description of proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by August 3, 2022 
Public Comment

This measure was adopted on September 28, 2022 and effective on September 28, 2022. 
AO/220/22

 


 

May 24, 2022: Request for Public Comment on a New Court Rule That Requires Judges to Establish the Provisional Qualifications of Court Interpreters Not Already Qualified by the Office of Language Access 
Description of proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by July 22, 2022 
Public Comment

 


 

April 6, 2022: Request for Public Comment on Proposal to Amend Part 523 to Add a Provision That Permits a Lawyer Licensed in a Jurisdiction Outside New York to Practice Remotely from a New York Location 
Description of Proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by June 6, 2022 
Public Comment

This measure was adopted on November 18, 2022 and effective on December 7, 2022. 
Court of Appeals Order

 


 

February 18, 2022: Request for Public Comment on Proposal to Amend Commercial Division Rules 2, 5, 15, 16, and 19 
Description of Proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by April 18, 2022 
Public Comments

The amendment to Rule 19 was adopted on and effective on June 24, 2022. 
AO/153/22 
  
The amendment to Rule 15 was adopted on and effective on July 12, 2022. 
AO/171/22 

The amendment to Rule 16 was adopted on December 16, 2022 and effective on January 3, 2023. 
AO/286/22 

The amendment to Rule 5 was adopted on December 19, 2022 and effective on January 3, 2023. 
AO/285/22 
  
The amendment to Rule 2 was adopted on December 23, 2022 and effective on January 3, 2023. 
AO/284/22

 

 


 

February 3, 2022: Request for Public Comment on Proposal to Adopt a New Part 60 and a New Part 160 to Establish General Statewide Rules for the Referral of Civil Disputes in the Trial Courts to Alternative Dispute Resolution 
Description of Proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by April 4, 2022 
Deadline for comment extended to May 23, 2022 
Public Comments

A new part 60 was adopted and effective on December 12, 2023. 
Court of Appeals Order 

A new Part 160 was adopted and effective on February 13, 2024 
AO/75/24


 

February 2, 2022: Request for Public Comment on Proposal to Amend Commercial Division Rule 6 to Require the Interlineation of Responsive Pleadings 
Description of Proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by April 1, 2022 
No public comment received.

This measure was adopted on August 17, 2022 and effective on September 12, 2022. 
AO/189/22

 


 

January 19, 2022: Request for Public Comment on Proposal to Amend Part 36 to Allow a Party’s Uncompensated Friends and Relatives to Act as Guardians Ad Litem Without Completing Part 36 Enrollment and Paperwork 
Description of Proposal 
Email to: [email protected] 
by March 7, 2022 
Public Comment

This measure was adopted on June 9, 2022 and effective on June 9, 2022. 
Court of Appeals Order

 


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Comments may also be directed in writing (by the closing dates above), to David Nocenti, Counsel, Office of Court Administration, 25 Beaver Street (10th Fl.), New York, N.Y. 10004