Mission Statement

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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Office Info

Unified Court System - Public Information

25 Beaver Street
New York, NY 10004

(212) 428-2500

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

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

New York Court of Appeals - Public Information

20 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207

(518) 455-7711

Public Information Officer
Gary Spencer- GSpencer@nycourts.gov