Associate Justice Shirley Troutman of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, has been nominated by Gov. Kathy Hochul to become a judge on the Court of Appeals.
Month: November 2021
The feeling of being on the cusp of something new hung heavy over the panel from the start. The debate, introspection and in some cases, disbelief inspired by the release of the New York State Bar Association’s report on attorney well-being left even its authors looking for the right first step toward implementing a set … Continued
Implicit bias and its insidious influence on the justice system was the subject of a New York State Bar Association webinar during a week when the country watched nervously as two trials with major racial connotations came to a head. At the time of the CLE, a jury asked a judge in Wisconsin to rewatch … Continued
Thousands of Yazidi women who were forced into sex slavery when the Islamic State invaded Sinjar Iraq are unable to return to their former community because the children they had by their captors are unwelcome. Over three thousand women kidnapped by IS are still missing. While the Iraq government and the international community have taken … Continued
Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced today, in her biweekly update, that 200 jury trials were scheduled in our courts statewide, in addition to hundreds of nonjury bench trials — numbers not seen since before the pandemic.
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