New York Year in Review: Commencing actions in criminal and family court electronically

New laws affecting the courts enacted by the New York legislature in 2012 include the following:

AB 9400 Extends the chief administrator of the courts authority to allow referees to determine certain applications to a family court for an order of protection.

AB 10706 Authorizes pilot program permitting use of electronic means for commencing actions in certain criminal and family court proceedings.