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

~ 2024 ~

Feb. 21: NY Courts’ Modernization Committee Gains Co-Chair, Issues Progress Report

Feb. 7: Court System Commemorates National Court Reporting Week

Feb. 5: Appellate Term, 2nd Dept. Appointment Announced

Feb. 3: Judicial Co-Chairs Named to Access to Justice Commission

Jan. 30: Access to Justice Grant Recipients Announced

Jan. 25: New Video Series Highlights NY Court System Career Opportunities

Jan. 18: Presiding Justice Announces Recipients of the Thirteenth Annual Milton Mollen Commitment to Excellence Award

Jan. 11: Appellate Division, Second Dept. Announces AI Task Force


Press Release Archive

People v Donald J. Trump (Criminal)

Decision & Order, Feb. 15, 2024

Notice re Media Access: PSNY v Donald J. Trump


People v Donald J. Trump 

Decision & Order, Feb. 16, 2024

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