New York City Law Department Emergency Website

** Note: This web page doesn’t auto-update. Please “refresh” it frequently to ensure you have the latest updates. **


Last Updated: Monday, May 9, 2022
(Our Emergency Phone, 212-356-1002, also reflects the key info here.)


Law Department Offices

All normal work hours and locations policies at Law Department offices are in effect.

Employee Self Service & Text Messages

If you’re not receiving regular Law Department emergency 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 (ESS) Portal.  It’s important that we’re able to reach you!


Please follow the links below for information and guidance about the status of courts during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

New York State Courts

Family Courts in NYC

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Southern District -- Bankruptcy

Eastern District -- Bankruptcy

COVID-19 Updates

Health Topic: DOHMH – Coronavirus

Health Topic: CDC – Coronavirus

Employee Leave Policy & the Coronavirus -- Effective 03/30/22

COVID-19: Safety and Health Guidance for Non-Health Care Workers

Working for NYC Government


New Announcements

Monday, May 9, 2022


You have reached the office’s Emergency Web Site. If an urgent situation arises, we’ll post information here.

Useful Links

Federal Courts

NYS Courts  See below for instructions to receive automatic updates


OEM Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

CE Manager

Disaster Response FAQs


Citrix (including Law Manager, CityTime, and FileSite)



Additional Tech Instructions


As of Wednesday, March 18th, the Law Department now has additional Citrix capacity. Divisions/Units no longer have dedicated Citrix timeslots. If you require Citrix credentials, please contact your supervisor. The IT team will issue Citrix credentials and instructions to those who requested. Please do not call the HelpDesk regarding Citrix the status of credentials.