It's Time To Fix New York's Notary Problem

Law360 (May 21, 2020, 5:04 PM EDT) -- In Gov. Andrew Cuomo's daily COVID-19 press conferences, he discusses "reimagining" New York — changing the way our government and our society operate. What if we also reimagine how the New York legal system operates? How can we improve our civil practice to make it more efficient and effective? How can we bring the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules, or CPLR, in line with our modern, technology-driven society?

The Problem With Notarized Affidavits

One change, which is long overdue, is eliminating the notarized affidavit requirement for court submissions. The federal courts have led the way. Title 28, Section 1746 of the...

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