Mission Statement

UCS Mission Statement

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.


ODI Mission Statement

The New York State Unified Court System's Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity, the elimination of under-representation of minorities and women, and to ensuring a diverse workforce that reflects the community.

Diversity contributes to the myriad perspectives, approaches, talents and aspirations court employees bring to their work. Considerations of diversity may include nationality, ethnicity, race, gender identity or expression and other aspects of background and identity, such as: age, religion, geography, family status, sexual orientation, or physical and mental ability. Some of our differences are unique to us as individuals, while others connect us to groups of people; the strength of diversity is realized by valuing all of these differences.

It is the objective of the ODI to ensure an atmosphere that is conducive to the highest quality of work, through a workplace where all people feel comfortable, valued and productive.

The New York State Unified Court System is an equal opportunity employer.