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Discovery Reform Implementation

This page includes forms and other information regarding the implementation of the 2019 discovery reform law that took effect on January 1, 2020, and the 2020 amendments to that law, which became effective on May 3, 2020.

Presentation of these materials does not constitute legal advice nor assurance that a particular form will serve any specific need. Lawyers with bail reform questions or a need for additional materials should contact NYSDA's Public Defense Backup Center.

Governing Statutes

Discovery Amendments, L 2020, ch 56, Part HHH (effective May 3, 2020)

Discovery Reform Law, L 2019, ch 59, Part LLL (effective January 1, 2020)

Resource Materials

April 2020 Changes to CPL Article 245 Discovery Laws, Monroe County Public Defender's Office, Prepared by Jill Paperno (April 2020)

245 Discovery Applies to Pre-2020 Pending Cases - Legal Arguments and Recent Decision (January 2020)

Common Questions (and Pointers) About the 2020 Reforms: Provided by The Legal Aid Society of New York City (January 2020)

Materials on 2019 Legislative Changes In Bail and Discovery (&CPL 30.30 Speedy Trial)

New 30.30: Preserving Issues for Appellate Review (Thank you CAL for making this available to defenders.) (January 2020)

New York's Discovery Reform Law: A Bench Book for Judges (July 2019)

The template motions posted below are from The Legal Aid Society. We thank LAS for sharing them with the defense community.

Defense Discovery Reform Implementation Forms

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
245.30_1__MOTION_TO_PRESERVE_EVIDENCE_-_TEMPLA.pdf PDF (27.08 KB) Administration 12/26/2019
245.20_1__C__DISCLOSURE_ORDER_-_OPPOSITION_TO_.pdf PDF (78.61 KB) Administration 12/26/2019
245.30_2__MOTION_FOR_ACCESS_TO_PREMISES_-_TEMP.pdf PDF (32.71 KB) Administration 12/26/2019
245.30_3__MOTION_FOR_DISCRETIONARY_DISCOVERY_-.pdf PDF (48.15 KB) Administration 12/26/2019
245.50_2__DEFENSE_CERTIFICATE_OF_COMPLIANCE_-_.pdf PDF (25.32 KB) Administration 12/26/2019
245.70_6__EXPEDITED_REVIEW_OF_PROTECTIVE_ORDER.pdf PDF (48.08 KB) Administration 12/26/2019

Discovery Reform Court Forms

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
CJL_Disc_04_-_Decision_Denying_Motion_to_Prese.pdf PDF (36.7 KB) Administration 12/20/2019
CJL_Disc_05_-_Protective_Order_103119.pdf PDF (38 KB) Administration 12/20/2019
CJL_Disc_01_-_Order_Granting_Access_to_Premise.pdf PDF (11.89 KB) Administration 12/20/2019
CJL_Disc_02_-_Decision_Denying_Access_to_Premi.pdf PDF (37.26 KB) Administration 12/20/2019
CJL_Disc_03_-_Order_to_Preserve_Evidence_10311.pdf PDF (37.15 KB) Administration 12/20/2019
CJL_Disc_06_-_DNA_Comparison_Order_103119.pdf PDF (36.83 KB) Administration 12/20/2019
CJL_Disc_12_-_Defense_Certificate_of_Complianc.pdf PDF (34.88 KB) Administration 12/20/2019
CJL_Disc_13_-_Defense_Supplemental_Certificate.pdf PDF (34.55 KB) Administration 12/20/2019
CJL_Disc_10_11_Pros_Compliance_Supp_Discovery.pdf PDF (38.45 KB) Administration 12/23/2019
CJL_Disc_07_08_09_-_Pros_Cert_and_Supp_Cert_of.pdf PDF (42.09 KB) Administration 12/23/2019

Other Discovery Forms

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
NYS Police Case Discovery Checklist PDF (558.45 KB) Administration 1/29/2020
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