Wednesday, June 10, 2020:
We’ve posted the latest on the City's leave policy at far
The Law Department is proud how we’re continuing to work
together, even from a distance, and serving New York City in these
Friday, April 10, 2020:
Employee leave policy, effective April
1, 2020, was posted. That policy has been superseded by the May 1
version, at the left.
March 27, 2020 (4:30 p.m.):
Please see at left an update link that
includes several administrative orders, including an order from 3-19-20
with general protocols for mitigating COVID-19 in connection with court
Be well, all!
Thursday, March 26, 2020 (5:00 p.m.):
Office of Court Administration has provided the following
order to mitigate and contain the ongoing spread of coronavirus while at
the same time continuing to provide critical emergency relief to the
children and families the court serves−the New York City Family Court will
hear by remote video appearances and/or by telephone the following matters:
Child-protective intake cases involving removal applications
Newly-filed juvenile delinquency intake cases involving remand applications
Emergency family offense petitions
Writ applications where there is a court order if custody or parenting time
due to the suspension of civil statutes of limitation by the Governor’s
executive order 202.8, effective immediately, all new Court filings, either
e-filed or hard copy, that are not essential matters, will NOT be accepted.
If you have any questions relating to the coronavirus and the
courts, please call the Office of Court Administration Coronavirus
Telephone Hotline at 833-503-0447.
continue embracing our Law Department community and hope you’re staying
safe as the situation unfolds.
Friday, March 20,
2020 (1:30 p.m.):
posted a link to the latest court openings at the left.
also wanted to let you know that we appreciate and are trying to respond to
your feedback, including sending our daily texts later, setting up more
support through our new Wellness Committee and the like.
appreciate your dedication during this, the first week of our unbelievable
and incredible “new normal.” Thank
you, truly! We hope you can take
time to be with family and/or friends this weekend.
care, and keep following all important protocols relating to washing your
hands frequently, taking your temperature, and staying safe!
Thursday, March 19,
2020 (1:15 p.m.):
wanted to ensure you’re all using the correct CSMAIL link -- https://csmail.nyc.gov.
We’ve also updated it at far left.
very proud of everyone’s hard work.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (11:30 p.m.):
All Law Department staff will be
receiving regular requests to take your temperature and stay home if you're
sick. We have an obligation to protect our staff, so we wanted to remind
everyone how important it is to stay home if you're feeling unwell.
Coming to work when you are sick is not good for you and it
jeopardizes other staff.
If you are not receiving those
texts, please follow the instructions in the NYCAPS
Employee Self-Service User Guide for updating
your personal contact information through the City's Employee Self Service
Portal. It is important that we be able to reach you.
for updated information about the status of State and Federal courts,
please see today’s updated link to the left on this page.
take care of yourselves!
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 (5:30 p.m.):
We’ve been in ongoing
touch with the staff and doing all we can to listen. We appreciate everyone
working hard together.
We know the
Mayor has discussed recent “shelter-in-place updates.” Until City Hall or
our office advises otherwise, the Law Department continues its
work-from-home policy. We’re tweaking protocols to best ensure everyone can
streamline their office responsibilities while also balancing their
personal ones. We’re very proud how our staff is pulling together despite
Corp Counsel Advisories:
Jim Johnson has asked that you:
your own temperature. A fever can be an early warning sign that, you can get a
baseline of how you are and if you might be getting ill.
for other poor health signs. If you’re coughing or sneezing, and
you’re not sure if it’s your usual seasonal allergies or other underlying
condition, stay home. Don’t come to work. Sore throat and shortness of
breath are also key indicators. Check the Department of Health’s web site
for the latest (see upper right corner).
for work messages often.
situation can change as new details arrive.
with your supervisor. He
or she will advise if you should come in or not. They’ve
been coordinating schedules, so our schedules don’t conflict (especially if
you’re just coming in to pick up work). We don’t want to unnecessary crowd
our office space. Please be careful – and always check first. Use common
sense. And take care of yourself!
you come in or not, if you keep yourself healthy, you are making a
you have Leave questions, look for the link at the upper left of your
also working to launch resources ASAP to support everyone in this uncertain
time, including a web link and other suggestions on how we can come
together, cope with the “new normal” and thrive as a Law Department family.
take care ongoing!
Sunday, March 15, 2020 (9:00pm Update):
Good evening, Law Department
colleagues. We remain in a challenging time. While the landscape continues to change, we’re committed
to obtaining your feedback and addressing your needs. We’re doing our best
to respond and to keep you updated with the latest information.
Beginning tomorrow, Monday,
March 16th, the office will move to a maximized Work-From-Home plan. This
will impact all Law Department locations. Under the plan, most staff will
work remotely until further notice. Although the agency is aggressively
cleaning and disinfecting our workspaces, this plan will help us optimize
We realize that this announcement,
coming on a weekend, will lead to many questions about assignments, access
to technology, timekeeping, leave, supervision, reporting, retrieving work
materials from the office and more. Executives and supervisors are
currently working through the details as fast as possible. We recognize
that you understand this. We’ll keep you advised, on a rolling basis, as we
operationalize procedures. We understand your concerns and will address
them in the most efficient way possible.
We’ll continue posting the latest
developments, but we wanted to keep you advised meantime.
1. Please monitor your office e-mail tonight,
Monday and ongoing.
2. If you don’t have a Law
Department mobile device, please check your e-mail using the CitiServe Outlook Web Access (you can find a link
and instructions on this page).
3. Share your questions, concerns
and suggestions with your supervisor.
This is a significant change for
our agency. We’re grateful for your cooperation, dedication and
unwavering commitment. We’ll get through this together!
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Announcement, 10 a.m.
For an important coronavirus update, please check your
office e-mail. Corporation Counsel Jim Johnson issued an update
(“Notification: New COVID-19 Positive Test and Remediation Process”) on
Saturday evening (3/14/20) at 9:46 p.m. Additional emails may follow today.
If you do not already have remote access to your office
e-mail, you do so by clicking the "CitiServe
Outlook Web Access" link located to the right of this screen under
“Useful Links,” and then log into your account. Your username is NYCLAW\(your Law Department username) (e.g. NYCLAW\jdoe), and your password is your regular Law Department
Friday, March 13, 2020
Announcement, 7 p.m.
You’re on the Law Department’s Emergency Website home page. We
realize that staff are understandably concerned
about the coronavirus. We’ll continue to advise on
key developments. We also share our thoughts with everyone during this
time. We’re proud of the office’s teamwork.
To continuing to view the Health Department’s most updated
coronavirus info (including advice on procedures and how best to stay
Topic: DOHMH - Coronavirus