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NY State SealThe mission of the Unified Court System (UCS) is to deliver equal justice under the law and to achieve the just, fair and timely resolution of all matters that come before our courts.

In the service of our mission, the UCS is committed to operating with integrity and transparency, and to ensuring that all who enter or serve in our courts are treated with respect, dignity and professionalism. We affirm our responsibility to promote a court system free from any and all forms of bias and discrimination and to promote a judiciary and workforce that reflect the rich diversity of New York State.


Press Releases

~ 2021 ~


December 28: Administrative Judge Named to Supreme Court-Civil Term in Manhattan

December 13: Chief Judge Names Members to State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct

December 1: New Administrative Judge Named in Nassau County

November 17: New Report Documents Progress to Advance Courts’ Equal Justice Initiative

November 08: New Administrative Judge Named in Bronx County

October 20: Chief Judge Provides Update on NYS Courts’ COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

October 13: Administrative Judge Appointed in Ninth Judicial District

October 7: New Administrative Judge Named for NYC Family Court

October 1: New Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Named for NYC Courts

September 29: New Video Instructs NY Jurors on Hidden Bias

September 22: New Cayuga County Court Addresses Opioid Crisis

September 21: Statewide Eviction Filing Data Now Online

September 15: Digital Archive Documents Experiences of NYS Judges, Staff Amid the Pandemic

September 08: Chief Judge Announces Judiciary Civil Legal Services Program Grants

August 19: Administrative Judges Named in Queens and Western NY

August 18: New Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Named Outside NYC

August 10: Court System to Expedite Resolution of NYC Gun Cases

August 09: New Administrative Judge Named to NYC Civil Court

July 28: NYS Courts to Implement New Protocols in Response to Rise in COVID Cases

July 07: New Administrative Judge Named in the 8th Judicial District

July 07: NYS Judicial Institute Dean Named

Jun. 17: New Mt. Vernon Court Targets Young Adult Offenders

Jun. 10: New Family Court Facility Opens in New Rochelle

May 31: Documentary on Civil Rights Leader Franklin H. Williams Among The Winners of This Year's Prestigious Telly Awards

May 21: Statewide Opioid Trial to Begin June 22 in Suffolk County 

May 18: Elder Justice Resource Guide Now Available Online

May 17: NY Courts Proceed with Implementation of Proposals from Special Adviser on Equal Justice in the Courts

May 07: New Access-to-Justice Initiative Launched in Albany

Apr. 22: New Dutchess County Court Addresses Opioid Crisis

Apr. 05: Commission to Reimagine Future of NY's Courts Issues Two New Reports

Mar. 31: Statement from the Chief Judge on the Passing of Court of Appeals Associate Judge Paul G. Feinman

Mar. 02: Chief Judge DiFiore Delivers 2021 State of Our Judiciary Address

Feb. 26: Mental Health Court Opens in Albany

Feb. 02: Commission to Reimagine Future of NY’s Courts Issues Additional Recommendations

Jan. 27: NYC Civil Court Launches Online Dispute Resolution Pilot Program

Jan. 13: Hon. Deborah Kaplan Named NYS Justice Task Force Co-Chair

Jan. 05: Robert L. Haig Named to NYS Commission on Judicial Nomination


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The Office of Public Information works to provide information about the New York State Unified Court System to both internal and external audiences, principally members of the press. The Office is responsible for preparing and distributing press releases and media advisories concerning NYS UCS events, initiatives, judicial appointments and other newsworthy announcements to local and statewide media outlets. Press Office staff also facilitates and oversees court system press conferences as well as other media events. In addition, it maintains the court system's social media accounts.

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New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 428-2500


Director of Public Information
Lucian Chalfen - lchalfen@nycourts.gov

Deputy Director of Public Information
Arlene Hackel - AHackel@nycourts.gov