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.


Press Releases

~ 2023 ~

Nov. 29: Chief Judge Wilson Appoints Franklin H. Williams Commission Co-Chair

Nov. 27: Historic Appointment Made to Appellate Court Serving Manhattan, the Bronx

Nov. 21: NY Courts Name Managing Inspector General for Bias Matters

Nov. 15: Appellate Division, 3rd Dept. to Hold Session in Chenango County

Nov. 15: New Co-Chair, Members Named to NY Courts’ LGBTQ Commission

Nov. 13: NY Courts to Host Adoption Day Event in Syracuse

Nov. 13: Appellate Division, 2nd Dept. to Present AI Symposium

Nov. 09: NY Courts Seek Applicants for Court Officers Upstate

Oct. 31: NYS Courts Announce Mandatory Online Registration for All NY Attorneys

Oct. 26: Landmark State Task Force on Mental Illness Named

Oct. 19: OCA Forms New Court Modernization Division

Oct. 11: Court System Announces Newly Structured Communications Dept.

Oct. 04: Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Court Matters Named

Sep. 28: Special Counsel to OCA Executive Director Named

Sep. 26: OCA Forms New Appointments Unit; Key Posts Named

Sep. 25: First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge’s Chief of Staff Named

Sep. 18: Rochester Courthouse to Host Job Fair

Sep. 12: Chief Administrative Judge Makes Historic Appointment to NYC's Appellate Term

Sep. 08: Chief Administrative Judge Announces OCA’s Newly-Structured HR, Labor Relations Divisions; Names Key Posts

Sep. 06: Supervising Judges Named Upstate, in LI

Sep. 05: Court System Names New Inspector General

Aug. 29: 2nd Judicial Dept. to Make History with All-Latino Bench

Aug. 21: NYC Family Court Seeks Applicants for Support Magistrate Openings

Aug. 15: NY Courts Seek Applicants for Law Library Clerk, Assistant Positions

Aug. 03: OCA Executive Director Named

July 18: Historical SI Courthouse Façade Restoration Unveiled

July 12: NYS Courts Seek Applicants for Court Assistant Positions

July 10: NY Courts’ Facilities Director Named

June 29: Administrative Judge Named to 5th Judicial District

June 29: Historical Naturalization Records from Queens, the Bronx Now Online

June 26: New OCA Counsel Named

June 21: Supreme Court-Criminal Term in Queens Unveils New Courtroom Technology

June 14: Extreme Risk Protection Order Data Now Available Online

June 5: New Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Named Outside NYC

May 26: Hon. Anil Singh Named to Commission on Judicial Conduct

May 19: First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Named

May 18: Hon. Judge Joseph A. Zayas Named Chief Administrative Judge

Mar. 27: Blue-Ribbon Panel to Implement Pandemic-Related Innovations

Mar. 21: Veterans Treatment Court Opens in Putnam County

Mar. 16: Bar Admission Questionnaire Changes Announced

Mar. 16: Mid-Manhattan Community Court Expands Operations

Mar. 08: NY Courts’ Equal Justice Initiative Issues Progress Report

Mar. 06: Veterans Treatment Court Opens in Beacon

Feb. 28: Acting Chief Judge Cannataro Delivers 2023 State of Our Judiciary Address

Feb. 24: Albany Family Court Unveils Specially Designed Area for Foster Youth

Feb. 15: New York Courts' Response to the Pandemic - New Report

Jan. 23: Appellate Term Appointments Announced

Jan. 19: Misdemeanor Mental Health Court Opens in Westchester


Press Release Archive

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Media Access: Indictment 71543-2023   

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Media Access: Index No. 452564/2022


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About Us

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       
Phone: (212) 428-2500

Al Baker, Director, Department of Communications