Mar. 20 - Zervos vs. Trump


Press Releases

~ 2018 ~

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


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

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