Updates on Closing of Suffolk Courts from Coronavirus

March 15, 2020
Louis Sternberg

Earlier today, we posted regarding a notice from Judge Hinrichs regarding adjournments and closures of the Suffolk County courts.

Since that post, Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks released a statement providing for further updates on court closures. A copy of that memorandum can be found here.

Pursuant to the memorandum, starting on Tuesday, March 17, Family Court will be open for “essential matters as the court may allow, e.g., issues related to child protection proceedings, juvenile delinquency proceedings, family offenses, and support orders.”

Similarly, as directed by Judge Andrew Crecca, Supervising Judge of Matrimonial Matters for Suffolk County, to nearly all divorce matters (heard in Supreme Court), will be adjourned starting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Only one part will be up and that part will be reserved for emergency applications.

At this time, there is no information as to when the courts will resume their regular appearance schedule.

Clients are encouraged to contact the office by email to discuss their matters, including scheduling concerns.