Important SDNY Notice: Extension of Deadlines in Criminal Cases

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK:

 

WHEREAS, Hurricane Sandy has caused extraordinary damage and disruption in the New York City metropolitan area, including, but not limited to, widespread power and utility outages in New York City, extensive transportation problems created by closure of the New York City mass transportation systems, dislocation of New York City residents, and other related delays such as the inaccessibility of the United States Courthouse in Manhattan,

 

WHEREAS, it is currently unclear when the United States Courthouse in Manhattan will again be accessible,

 

WHEREAS, current transportation restrictions render it difficult and in some cases impossible for individuals to travel to the Courthouse,

 

IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 45(a) (3) and (b) (l), that all deadlines in any pending criminal cases that would otherwise expire under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure or any statute, rule, or order are extended until Monday, November 5, 2012, or until such time as specified in a further order of the Court.

 

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 45 (a) (3) and (b) (1) and Section 3161 (h) (7) (A) of Title 18, United States Code, that all deadlines in any pending criminal cases requiring action by a grand jury are further extended until November 12, 2012, or until such time as specified in a further order of the Court, and that the ends of justice served by granting this continuance outweigh the interests of the public and any criminal defendant in a speedy trial.

 

SO ORDERED.

Dated: October 29, 2012

 

HONORABLE LORETTA A. PRESKA , CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

 

 

 

 
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Volunteers needed to help Sandy victims–NYSBA LRIS

 

The State Bar’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service is recruiting attorneys who can provide free telephone consultations to individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy. There is need for attorneys with insurance, landlord/tenant, co-op and condo, or FEMA appeals experience, as well as those who can handle general practice matters.

We encourage attorneys outside the NYC area to volunteer. The program is set-up to assist victims via phone consultation.

Please respond as soon as possible if you can help hurricane victims in need.
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Hurricane Sandy: Customer Assistance Available for Westlaw

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October 31, 2012

To our customers impacted by Hurricane Sandy:

We understand that the full extent of the damage will not be fully understood for days, but we want you to know we are here to help.

Thomson Reuters is committed to helping customers affected by Hurricane Sandy restore their practices and businesses as soon as possible. To assist in the rebuilding effort, we’ve set up a dedicated hotline. If you have been displaced by the disaster, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-554-8909, ext. 43356, to let us know that you’re safe and what your needs are. When you’re ready to get back on your feet, we’re ready to help.

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