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seal of a court is lost or destroyed, the court must cause a new seal to be made, similar in all respects to the former seal, which shall become the seal of the court. The expense of a new seal for a county clerk, a surrogate's court, or a local court in a city, must be paid as part of the contingent expenses of the county or of the court, as the case requires. The expense of a new seal for any other court must be paid from the State treasury.



SECTION 31. Rooms, fuel, etc., how furnished.

32. No liquors, etc., to be sold in court-house.
33. Penalty.

34. Adjournment of court to a future day.

35. Adjournment to next day, judge not appearing.

36. When court to be adjourned without day.

37. Causes tried elsewhere than at court-house.

ART. 3.

38. Governor may change place for holding courts of record.
39. Such appointment, etc., to be recorded and published.
40. Judge may change place for holding court of record.

41. Actual session may be adjourned to another place.

42. Place for holding courts in city of New York, how changed.
43. When court-house is unfit to hold court, another place to be appointed.
44. No action or special proceeding abated, etc., by failure or adjourn-
ment of court.

45. Trial once commenced may be continued beyond term.

how fur

§31. Except where other provision is made therefor by law, the Rooms, board of supervisors of each county must provide each court of fuel, etc., record, appointed to be held therein, with proper and convenient rooms nished. and furniture, together with attendants, fuel, lights, and stationery, suitable and sufficient for the transaction of its business. If the supervisors neglect so to do, the court may order the sheriff to make the requisite provision; and the expense incurred by him in carrying the order into effect, when certified by the court, is a county charge.

§ 32. Strong, spirituous, or fermented liquor, or wine, shall not, on No liquors. any pretence whatever, be sold within a building established as a etc., to be court-house for holding courts of record, while such a court is sitting courttherein.

sold in


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§ 33. A person violating the last section is guilty of a misdemeanor. Penalty. § 34. A general, special, or trial term of a court of record may be Adjourn adjourned, from day to day, or to a specified future day, by an entry court to a in the minutes. Jurors may be drawn for, and notified to attend a future day. term so adjourned, and causes may be noticed for trial thereat, as if it was held by original appointment. Any judge of the court may so adjourn a term thereof, in the absence of a sufficient number of judges to hold the term.

ment of


§ 35. If a judge, authorized to hold a term of a court, does not come Adjourn to the place, where the term is appointed to be held, before four o'clock term, judge in the afternoon of the day so appointed, the sheriff or clerk must then not appear. open the term, and forthwith adjourn it to nine o'clock in the morning of the next day. If such a judge attend by four o'clock, in the afternoon of the second day, he must open the term; otherwise the sheriff or the clerk must adjourn it without day.

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§ 36. If, before four o'clock of the second day, the sheriff or the clerk court to be receives from a judge, authorized to hold the term, a written direction adjourned to adjourn the term to a future day certain, he must adjourn it accord

to a day certain.

ingly, instead of adjourning it as prescribed in the last section. The direction must be entered in the minutes as an order.


tried else

at courthouse.

§ 37. The parties to an action or special proceeding, pending in a where than Court of record, may, with the consent of the judge who is to try or hear it, without a jury, stipulate in writing, that it shall be tried or heard and determined, elsewhere than at the court-house. The stipulation must specify the place of trial or hearing, and must be filed in the office of the clerk; and the trial or hearing must be brought on upon the usual notice, unless otherwise provided in the stipulation,

§ 38. If the Governor deems it requisite, by reason of war, pestilence, or other public calamity, or the danger thereof, that the next ensuing. term, or the next ensuing adjourned sitting, of the court of appeals, or that the next ensuing term of any other court of record, appointed to be held elsewhere than in the city of New York, should be held at a place, other than that where it is appointed to be held, he may, by proclamation, appoint a different place within its district, for the holding thereof; and at any time thereafter he may revoke the appointment, and appoint another place, or leave the term to be held at the place where it would have been held, but for his appointment.

§ 39. Such an appointment or revocation must be under the hand etc., to be of the Governor, and filed in the office of the Secretary of State; it

Such appointment,

recorded and pub. lished.

must be published in such newspapers and for such time, as the Governor directs; and the expense of the publication must be paid out of the State treasury.

Governor may change place for holding

courts of record.

Judge may

holding court of record.

§ 40. If a malignant, contagious, or epidemic disease exists at the place for place, where a term of a court of record is appointed to be held, and the Governor has not appointed, under the last two sections, another place to hold the same, the judge, or, if there are two or more, the chief or presiding judge, designated to hold the term, may, by order, direct the term to be held at another place, designated by him, within the district for which it is to be held. The order must be forthwith filed, in the office of the clerk of the county where the term was to be held, and published in such newspapers, and for such a time, as the judge directs therein; and thereafter the Governor shall not appoint another place, for holding that term.

ed to another


Actual ses- § 41. If, during the actual session of a term of a court of record, the be adjourn- judge, or a majority of the judges, holding the same, deem it inexpedient, by reason of war, pestilence or other public calamity, or the danger thereof, or for want of suitable accommodation, that the term should be continued at the place where it is then being held, the court may, by order, adjourn the term, to be held at any other time and place within its district. Notice of such an adjournment must be given, as the court directs by the order.

§ 42. The mayor, or, in case of his absence, or other disability, the recorder of the city of New York, may, by proclamation, direct that city of New the next ensuing term of any court, other than the court of appeals,


Place for holding courts in

changed. appointed to be held in that city, shall be held in any building, within the city of New York, other than the building where the same is regularly to be held, if, in his opinion, war, pestilence, or other public calamity, or the danger thereof, or the destruction or injury of the building, or the want of suitable accommodation, renders it necessary that some other place should be selected. The proclamation must be published in two or more daily newspapers, published in the city of New York.

ART. 1.

house is

§ 43. If the building established as a court-house in any other When county is destroyed, or is, for any cause, unsafe, inconvenient, or unfit courtfor holding court therein, the county judge of the county may, by an unfit to order filed in the office of the clerk of the county, appoint another hold court, building in the vicinity for temporarily holding courts. The building place to be so appointed becomes the court-house of the county, for the time being; and business transacted therein has the same effect, as if it was transacted at the usual place.



or special


§ 44. When a term of court fails or is adjourned, or the time or place No action of holding the same is changed, as prescribed in this chapter, an proceeding action, special proceeding, writ, process, recognizance, or other pro- abated, ceeding, civil or criminal, returnable, or to be heard or tried, at that failure or term, is not abated, discontinued, or rendered void thereby; but all adjourn persons are bound to appear, and all proceedings must be had, at the court. time and place to which the term is adjourned or changed, or, if it fails, at the next term, with like effect as if the term was held, as originally appointed.

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$45. Where the trial or hearing of an issue of fact, joined in an Trial once action or special proceeding, civil or criminal, has been commenced at ed may be a term of a court of record, it may, nothwithstanding the expiration of continued the time appointed for the term to continue, be continued to the com- term. pletion thereof; including, if the cause is tried by a jury, all proceedings taken therein until the actual discharge of the jury; or, if it is tried by the court without a jury, until it is finally submitted for a decision upon the merits.


Provisions of general application, relating to the judges, and certain other officers of the courts.

ARTICLE 1. General powers, duties, liabilities, and disabilities of judges, and officers acting judicially.

2. Attorneys and counsellors at law.

3. General provisions concerning certain ministerial officers, connected
with the administration of justice; and special provisions concerning
officers of that description, attached to two or more courts.



SECTION 46. Judge not to sit where he is a party, etc., or has not heard argument. 47. Judge not to be interested in costs.

48. Disability of judge in certain appeals.

49. Judge or judge's partner not to practice in his court.

50. Judge's partner or clerk not to practice before him; judge not to
practice in a cause which has been before him.

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51. Judge not to take fees for advice in certain cases.

52. Substitution of one officer for another in special proceeding.

53. Proceedings before substituted officer. 21.
54. Judge to file certificate of age, etc.

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§ 46. A judge shall not sit as such in, or take any part in the Judge not decision of, a cause or matter to which he is a party, or in which he to sit where

has been attorney or counsel, or in which he is interested, or in which ty, etc., or he would be excluded from being a juror, by reason of consanguinity

TITLE 2. he is a par

has not heard argument.

or affinity to either of the parties. A judge, other than a judge of the court of appeals, shall not decide or take part in the decision of a question, which was argued orally in the court, when he was not present and sitting therein as a judge.

§ 47. A judge shall not, directly or indirectly, be interested in the costs of an action or special proceeding, brought before him, or in a court of which he is, or is entitled to act as a member, except an action or a special proceeding to which he is a party, or in which he is interested.

Judge not to be inter

ested in costs.

Disability of judge in certain appeals.

Judge or

§ 49. A judge shall not practice or act as an attorney or counsellor, judge's in a court of which he is, or is entitled to act as a member, or in a to practice cause originating in that court. A law partner of, or person connected

partner not

in court.

in law business with a judge, shall not practice or act as an attorney or counsellor, in a court, of which the judge is, or is entitled to act as a member, or in a cause originating in that court; except where the latter is a member of a court, ex-officio, and does not officiate or take part, as a member of that court, in any of the proceedings therein. An ex-officio judge shall not, directly or indirectly, be interested in the costs, or the compensation of an attorney or counsellor, in the court of which he is ex-officio a judge.

§ 48. Where an appeal has been taken to a court of sessions, in which a town in the county is interested, a justice of the peace, who is a resident of that town, shall not sit as a justice of sessions, upon the hearing of the appeal. Except as specified in this section, a judge of a court of record is not disqualified, from hearing or deciding an action or special proceeding, matter, or question, by reason of his being a resident or a tax-payer of a town, village, city, or county, interested therein.

Judge's partner or clerk not to practice

judge not

before him, § 50. The law partner or clerk of a judge shall not practice before him, as attorney or counsellor in any cause, or be employed in any cause which originated before him. A judge shall not act as attorney or counsellor in any action or special proceeding, which has been before him in his official character.

to practice in a cause

which has

been before him.

Judge not

§ 51. A judge or other judicial officer, shall not demand or receive a

to take fees fee or other compensation, for giving his advice in a matter or thing

for advice

in certain pending before him, or which he has reason to believe will be brought


before him for decision; or for preparing a paper or other proceeding, relating to such a matter or thing; except a justice of the peace, in a case where a fee is expressly allowed to him by law.


tion of one another in

officer for

special proceedng.

§ 52. In case of the death, sickness, resignation, removal from office, absence from the county, or other disability of an officer, before whom a special proceeding has been instituted, where no express provision is made by law for the continuance thereof, it may be continued before the officer's successor, or any other officer residing in the same county, before whom it might have been originally instituted; or, if there is no such officer in the same county, before an officer in an adjoining county, who would originally have had jurisdiction of the subjectmatter, if it had occurred or existed in the latter county.


§ 53. At the time and place specified in a notice or order, for a party ings before to appear, or for any other proceeding to be taken, or at the time and ed officer. place specified in the notice to be given, as prescribed in this section, the officer substituted as prescribed in the last section, or in any other provision of law, to continue a special proceeding instituted before

another, may act, with respect to the special proceeding, as if it had been originally instituted before him. But a proceeding shall not be taken before a substituted officer, at a time or place, other than that specified in the original notice or order, until notice of the substitution, and of the time and place appointed for the proceeding to be taken, has been given, either by personal service or by publication, in such manner and for such time as the substituted officer directs, to each party who may be effected* thereby, and who has not appeared before either officer. Where, after a hearing has been commenced, it is adjourned to the next judicial day, each day to which it is so adjourned, is regarded, for the purposes of this section, as the day specified in the original notice or order, or in the notice to appear before the substituted officer, as the case requires.

file certifi

§ 54. A judge of a court of record must, within ten days after he Judge to enters on the duties of his office, make and sign a certificate, stating cate of age, his age, and the time when his official term will expire, either by com- etc. pletion of a full term, or by reason of the disability of age, prescribed in the Constitution. The certificate must be filed in the office of the Secretary of State, who must keep a record of the time of the commencement and termination of the official term, of each judge of a court of record.



SECTION 55. Party may appear in person or by attorney.
56 Examination and admission of attorneys.
57. Rules, how changed.

58. Exemptions to graduates of certain law schools.

59. Attorney's oath of office, and certificate of admission.

60. Attorneys residing in adjoining States.

61. Clerks, etc., not to practice.

62. Id.; as to sheriff, etc.

63. None but attorneys to practice in New York and Kings counties.
64. Penalty for violation, or suffering violation of last section.

65. Death or disability of attorney; proceedings thereupon.

66 Attorney or counsel's compensation.

67. Removal or suspension for malpractice, etc.

68. Must be on notice.

69. Removal or suspension, how to operate.

70. Punishment for deceit, etc.

ART. 2.

71. Id.; for wilful delay of action.

72. Attorney not to lend his name.

73. Attorney not to buy claim.

74. Certain loans prohibited.
75. Penalty.

76. Limitation of preceding sections.

77. Same rule when party prosecutes in person.

78. Partner of district attorney, etc., not to defend prosecutions.
79. Attorney not to defend when he has been public prosecutor.
80. Penalty.

81. Limitation of provisions.

§ 55. A party to a civil action, who is of full age, may prosecute or Party may defend the same in person or by attorney, at his election unless he appear in has been judicially declared to be incompetent to manage his affairs. by attor Each provision of this act, relating to the conduct of an action, ney. wherein the attorney for the party is mentioned, includes a party

person or

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