Press Release - Archive

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2019 Press Releases

Dec. 18 - NYC Chief Clerk Receives National Award for Excellence in Court Administration

Dec. 18 - New Administrative Judge Named for Sixth Judicial District

Sep. 25 - Chief Judge Proposes Constitutional Reforms to Simplify NY’s Outdated Trial Court Structure: Press Release | Key Provisions of Proposal

Sep. 12 - Supervising Judge of County Courts Named for 4th Judicial District

Aug. 15 - Chief Judge Announces NYS Compensation Commission Appointees

Aug. 14 - Administrative Judge Named for Fifth Judicial District

Aug. 13 - NYS Courts Prepare for Influx of Cases as Key Provision of Child Victims Act Takes Effect

Aug. 05 - New Chief Clerk Named for NY County’s Supreme Court-Civil Term

Aug. 05 - Chief Judge DiFiore to Receive Columbia Business School’s Highest Award for Excellence

Jul. 29 - Long-Serving Queens Administrative Judge to Retire

Jul. 02 - Appellate Judges Across NY to Convene to Discuss Legal Trends

Jun. 13 - Administrative Judge Named for Fourth Judicial District

Jun. 05 - Veterans Court Opens in Syracuse

Jun. 04 - New Online Tool for Homeowners in Foreclosure Cases

May 22 - Free Supervised Parenting Now Available to Albany Family Court Litigants in Custody Disputes

May 14 - Court System to Implement Early, Presumptive ADR for Civil Cases

May 13 - New Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Courts Outside NYC Named

Apr. 17 - News Advisory re People of State of NY v Harvey Weinstein

Mar. 14 - Drug Court Opens in Peekskill

Feb. 26 - Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Presents Her State of Our Judiciary Address...Quality of Justice in NY

Feb. 13 - NY Justice Task Force Issues Report on Bail Reform

Jan. 16 - Staten Island Launches Innovative Court to Address Opioid Crisis


2018 Press Releases

Dec. 20 - New Administrative Judges Named in Bronx, Nassau Counties

Dec. 03 - Appointments Made to Appellate Term,  9th and 10th Districts

Dec. 03 - Chief Judge DiFiore Unveils State-of-the-Art Facility Designed To Accommodate Training Needs of Court Officers Statewide

Nov. 26 - Innovative Court Launched in Rochester to Address Opioid Crisis

Nov. 15 - Court of Appeals Convenes in Kingston, NY

Nov. 14 - Misdemeanor Court Tailored to Justice-Involved Veterans Opens in Queens

Nov. 13 - Committee on Women in the Courts to Conduct New Poll on Gender Fairness

Sep. 24 - Chief Judge Holds Public Hearing on New York's Justice Gap

Aug. 13 - Suffolk County Launches New Court Initiative to Address Opioid Crisis

Aug. 02 - Chief Judge, Local Leaders Celebrate Opening of Bronx County’s First “Legal Hand” Sites

Jul. 18 - NYS Commission on Parental Legal Representation to Hold Public Hearings

Jun. 21 - New Judges Named to Court of Claims

Apr. 20 - New ADR Initiative Aims to Reduce Case Delays, Enhance Access to Justice

Apr. 09 - Erie County Judge Honored With National Award

Mar. 15 - New York State Court System's 2017 Annual Report Now Available Online

Feb. 21 - New Co-Chairs Named to Williams Judicial Commission

Feb. 14 - Hon. Karen Peters Named Chair of NYS Commission on Justice for Children

Feb. 13 - Town & Village Courts to Benefit from NYS Courts' Purchase of Software System

Feb. 09 - New Administrative Judge Named in Ninth Judicial District

Feb. 06 - Chief Judge DiFiore Announces Overhaul of NYC Housing Court, New Plans to Address NY's Opioid Crisis and Justice Gap, Among Other Reforms, in Second Annual State of Our Judiciary Address

Jan. 29 - Bronx Courts Target Drug Offenders at High Risk of Overdose


2017 Press Releases

Dec. 19 - Court Leadership Positions Filled in New York City

Dec. 19 - Brooklyn Family Court Unveils High-Tech Courtroom

Dec. 13 - High-Tech Courtroom Launched in Westchester County Supreme Court

Nov. 28 - Appointments Made to Appellate Term, First Judicial Dept.

Nov. 17 - Judicial Task Force on NY Constitution Reconvenes with Aim to Advance Reforms Via Legislative Process

Nov. 08 - New Measure Announced to Enhance Delivery of Justice in Criminal Cases

Oct. 02 - Upstate Pilot Program to Ensure Poor Defendants’ Right to Counsel at Arraignment

Sep. 26 - New Committee Aims to Promote Court Access for People with Disabilities

Sep. 19 - Court System Receives Grants to Help Combat Opioid Crisis

Sep. 18 - Chief Judge DiFiore Holds Public Hearing on NY's Civil Legal Services Needs

Sep. 11 - Appellate Division, First Dept., to Broadcast Oral Arguments in Real Time

Sep. 06 - Chief Judge Names Emergency Legal Task Force to Assist Harvey Victims

Jun. 29 - NY Courts Adopt Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

Jun. 06 - Chief Judge Expands Mission of NYS Task Force Aimed at Preventing Wrongful Convictions

Jun. 05 - NYC Family Court Becomes NY's Largest Court to Go Fully Digital

Apr. 24 - Court of Appeals to Hold Oral Arguments in White Plains

Mar. 30 - Chief Administrative Judge Marks Announces Two Administrative Appointments

Mar. 24 - NY Courts Announce Plan to Enhance Language Access

Feb. 22 - Chief Judge DiFiore Delivers State of Our Judiciary Address

Jan. 23 - Hon. Ellen Biben Named Administrative Judge of NY County Supreme Court, Criminal Term

Jan. 05 - Thousands of Historic Court Records Moved to NYS Archives


2016 Press Releases

Date - Title

Dec. 16 - New Summons Court Opens in Manhattan

Dec. 14 - Chief Judge DiFiore Forms New LGBT Commission

Nov. 16 - Court System Obtains Grant to Advance Progress in Closing NY's Justice Gap

Nov. 09 - Veterans Court Opens in Staten Island

Nov. 04 - Chief Judge Announces New Initiative to Enhance Justice for Domestic Violence Victims

Sep. 19 - Chief Judge Announces 2016-17 Civil Legal Services Grants

Sep. 08 - Press Advisory: NY Courts to Commemorate 9-11

Jul. 25 - Chief Judge Names Members of New Committee on Evidence

Jul. 19 - Chief Judge Forms Task Force on NYS Constitution

Jul. 18 - Matthew Biben Named to Commission on Judicial Nomination

Jun. 22 - Chief Judge Welcomes Locals to New Brownsville Legal Help Center

Jun. 21 - News Advisory: Chief Judge to Welcome Locals to New Brownsville Legal Center Open House

Jun. 10 - Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Administers Oath of Office to Largest-Ever Graduating Class of New York State Court Officers

May 06 - State’s First Young Adult Court Opens in Brooklyn

May 04 - New Sixth Judicial District Administrative Judge Named

Apr. 12 - Veterans Court Opens in Manhattan

Feb. 10 - Public Information Director for NY State Courts Named

Feb. 02 - New Chair Named for Commission on Children


2015 Press Releases

Date - Title

Dec. 29 - Chief Judge Announces New Uniform Attorney Discipline Rules

Dec. 22 - Rule Changes Address A/V Coverage of Court Proceedings

Dec. 16 - Chief Judge Announces Changes to NY’s Admission Rules

Dec. 15 - Chief Judge Announces Adoption of Two New Rules

Dec. 01 - New Chair, Members Named to Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission

Nov. 23 - Chief Judge Announces Launch of “Legal Hand” Centers to Help Close Justice Gap

Oct. 08 - New Administrative Judge Named to NYC Family Court

Oct. 08 - Chief Judge Hosts National Summit on Human Trafficking and the Courts

Oct. 01 - Chief Judge Lippman Announces Bail Reforms

Aug. 10 - New Chair, Vice Chair Named to Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

Jul. 29 - Hon. Lawrence K. Marks Named Chief Administrative Judge

Jul. 27 - Chief Administrative Judge Prudenti Leaving Her Post to Join Academia

Jul. 22 - Chief Judge Announces Creation of Permanent Commission on Access to Justice, New Rule & Membership Roster

Jun. 30 - Chief Judge Announces Appointments to Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation

Apr. 14 - Chief Judge and NYC Mayor Announce Plan to Modernize Criminal Justice System

Mar. 30 - Chief Judge Names Members of Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

Mar. 02 - Hon. Peter Moulton Named Administrative Judge, NY County Supreme Court, Civil Term



2014 Press Releases

Date - Title

Oct. 21 - Chief Administrative Judge Announces Two NYC Criminal Court Appointments

Sep. 16 - NY Courts Adopt Rules to Promote Fairness in Consumer Debt Cases

Jun. 10 - New Coordinating Judge of Medical Malpractice Program Named

Apr. 30 - Chief Judge Announces Reforms to Promote Equal Justice for Consumers in Debt Cases

Mar. 13 - Chief Administrative Judge Announces Two Kings County Appointments

Feb. 10 - New Administrative Judge Named in Third Judicial District


2013 Press Releases

Date - Title

Dec. 17 - New Chief of Policy and Planning, New Kings County Administrative Judge Named

Dec. 11 - Court System Reports Dramatic Cut in Bronx Felony Case Inventory, Announce Plan to Slash Borough's Misdemeanor Backlog, Name New Bronx Appointment

Dec. 02 - New Rule Permits Out-of-State Lawyers Employed as In-House Counsel in NY to Provide Pro Bono Legal Services on Behalf of NY's Needy

Sep. 25 - NY Judiciary Launches Nation's First Statewide Human Trafficking Intervention Initiative

Jul. 17 - Chief Judge Names Committee to Facilitate Pro Bono Efforts of In-House Counsel in NY

May 28 - Chief Judge Names Members of Committee Charged With Examining How Non-Lawyer Advocates Can Help Narrow New York’s Justice Gap

May 01 - Chief Judge Announces New Attorney Registration Pro Bono Reporting Requirement

Mar. 26 - Chief Judge Names Members of Commercial Division Advisory Council

Feb. 25 - Hon. Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick Named Co-Chair of New York State Justice Task Force

Jan. 18 - New Administrative Judges Named in New York City, Nassau County and the Third Judicial District