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Press Releases

~ 2020 ~

Nov. 23: Survey Spurs Recommendations to Enhance Gender Fairness in NYS Courts

Nov. 17: Milton Mollen Award Recipients to Be Honored at Virtual Ceremony

Nov. 16: Commission to Reimagine the Future of NY’s Courts Issues Initial Recommendations

Oct. 27: New Administrative Judge Named in Third Judicial District

Oct. 15: Independent Review Yields Recommendations to Promote Diversity, Advance Equal Justice in the NYS Courts

 Oct. 02: Innovative Access to Justice Initiative Launched in Westchester

Sept. 29: Court System Rolls Out Online Tools to Facilitate Expanded Use of Mediation

Sept. 21: Chief Judge Names Business Council to Boost Access to Justice Efforts

Sept. 18: Important Information Regarding NY’s Recently Enacted Expungement Law

Sept. 11: “Virtual” 9/11 Ceremony

Aug. 5: Commission to Reimagine Future of NY Courts Issues Its First Report | Report

Aug. 3: Appellate Term Appointments Announced

July 23: New Administrative Judge Named in Suffolk County

July 8: Courts in 3rd, 9th and 10th Judicial Districts Begin Phase 4 of Return to In-Person Operations

July 7: Grand Juries to Resume in NYC; NYC Courts Expand In-Person Proceedings

June 30: Upstate Courts to Begin Phase 4 of Return to In-Person Operations

June 25: Courts in 3rd, 9th and 10th Judicial Districts Enter Phase 3 of Return to In-Person Operations

June 23: New Queens County Administrative Judge Named

June 23: NYC Courts Begin Phase 2 of Return to In-Person Operations

June 18: Courts' Administrative Board Approves Rule Changes Governing Professional Conduct of Attorneys

June 17: Chief Judge Names Commission to Develop Comprehensive Vision for Court System of the Future

June 16: Courts in 5 Upstate Judicial Districts Begin Phase 3 of Return to In-Person Operations

June 12: Filing of Retainer and Closing Statements, 1st and 2nd Depts.

June 11: Chief Judge Names Chair to Lead NY Justice Task Force in Examining Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

June 11: Courts in 3rd, 9th and 10th Judicial Districts Begin Phase 2 of Return to In-Person Operations

June 9: Chief Judge Announces Independent Review of Court System Policies, Practices in Ongoing Efforts to Advance Equal Justice

June 9: NYC Courts Begin Gradual Return to In-Person Operations

June 2: Upstate Courts Begin Phase 2 of Return to In-Person Operations

May 26: Courts in Mid-Hudson, Long Island Begin Return to In-Person Operations

May 20: Courts in Western NY, Capital Region Begin Return to In-Person Operations

May 19: NYC Housing Judges to Conduct Virtual Conferences in Pending Eviction Cases

May 14: NY’s Surrogate’s Courts Prepare for Influx of COVID-Related Cases

May 13: Court System Begins Return to In-Person Courthouse Operations

May 01: “Virtual” Law Day 2020

Apr. 13: Virtual Courts Expanded Beyond Essential Matters

Apr. 06: Virtual Courts Up and Running Statewide

Apr. 03: Virtual Court Operations to Commence in the 3rd Judicial District

Apr. 02: Virtual Court Operations to Commence in: 4th JD8th JD | 9th JD

Mar. 29: Virtual Court Operations to Commence This Week in Suffolk County, Seventh and Fifth Judicial Districts

Mar. 22: Virtual Court Operations Begin Midweek in NYC

Feb. 26: Chief Judge DiFiore Delivers 2020 State of Our Judiciary

Feb. 19: New Administrative Judge Named in Bronx County

Feb. 10 - NYS Court System Seeks Applicants for Court Officers Statewide

Feb. 07 - Appellate Term Appointments Announced

Feb. 07 - NY Courts’ Office of Workforce Diversity Has New Name, Expanded Mission

Jan. 08 - Governor Supports Chief Judge’s Efforts to Simplify State’s Trial Court Structure

Jan. 08 - Otsego County Launches Courts to Combat Opioid Addiction, Domestic Violence

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