Public Hearings

The Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts, through its Pandemic Practices Working Group, held public hearings and remote listening sessions to solicit input from all stakeholders of the New York State courts regarding the technology, practices and policies adopted in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The testimony and feedback will assist the Commission in making recommendations to the Unified Court System regarding the adoption of practices implemented during the pandemic that are likely to be beneficial to the administration of justice in New York State courts going forward.

Press Release


Past Hearings

June 7, 2022

New York State Court of Appeals
Albany, NY

Morning Schedule | Video | Transcript
Afternoon Schedule | Video | Transcript

October 6, 2022

Old Erie County Hall
Buffalo, NY 

Hearing Schedule

Morning Video | Transcript
Afternoon Video | Transcript

October 31, 2022

New York City Bar Association

Hearing Schedule

Morning Video | Transcript
Afternoon Video | Transcript


Past Remote Listening Sessions

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bar Organizations Outside New York City
  • Bar Organizations In New York City
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Court Technology
  • Criminal Proceedings
  • Disability Issues
  • Domestic Violence Advocates
  • Judicial Associations
  • Language Access
  • New York City Family Court
  • New York City Housing Court
  • Problem-Solving Courts
  • Rural Legal Services
  • Second Department Courts
  • Solo Practioners and Small Firms
  • Third and Fourth Department Courts
  • Town and Village Courts
  • Non-Judicial Employees’ Unions
  • Unrepresented Litigants