NY Commercial Division Blog

New York Courts Resume In-Person Operations

In an earlier post, we reported that beginning January 2022 all oral arguments in the First and Second Departments would be conducted virtually out of concern for the health and safety of the public and court employees. As the number of new COVID-19 cases has since decreased, both courts have announced that in-person oral arguments will resume on Monday, February 28, 2022.[1] After this change, the courts will not grant requests for remote arguments—all appeals will be argued in person or submitted without argument.

[1] https://www.nycourts.gov/courts/ad1/PDFs/AD1-2.0January2022Updatefinal.pdf; https://www.nycourts.gov/