Public Hearings

The Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts, through its Pandemic Practices Working Group, will be holding 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


Upcoming Hearings


Notice of Public Hearings | Aviso de Audiencia Pública


October 6, 2022 Old Erie County Hall 
Ceremonial Courtroom
92 Franklin Avenue, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
October 31, 2022 New York City Bar
42 W. 44th Street
New York, NY  10036


Past Hearing


Notice of Public Hearings


June 7, 2022    

New York State Court of Appeals
Albany, New York 

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


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


The Remote Listening Sessions will not be livestreamed. If you are interested in participating in a session, please send an email to In your email, please identify (1) the presenter, their affiliation, and location (city, town, village, etc. and county), (2) which session you are interested in participating in, and (3) a brief description of what you would like to testify about.  You will be notified if your request can be accommodated.