Practice Area: Judiciary & Courts

Significant Amendments to Uniform Rules

Effective February 1, 2021, significant amendments were made to the Uniform Rules for the Trial Courts, 22 NYCRR Part 202. The changes were prompted by the successful implementation of rules, procedures and forms in the Commercial Division.

Judges Weigh in on New Civil Court Rules

When George J. Silver, the deputy chief administrative judge for the New York City courts, needed a new coffee table, he was sure of one thing. He didn’t want a plexiglass table after dealing with so much of it in the courtrooms this past year. Bottom line: While he hopes he will never have to … Continued

State Report Highlights Gender Bias Against Women in the Courts

Good afternoon Members, A report released today by the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts says there are significant areas of bias with regard to the treatment of female attorneys, litigants and witnesses despite marked improvement over the years. The Committee, chaired by the Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin of Alston & … Continued

Demystifying the Process: The Road to the Court of Appeals

In an effort to demystify the selection process for judges of the Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, the Commission on Judicial Nomination will host a virtual informational meeting this Friday, November 20, from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, facilitated by the New York State Bar Association.

The Court of Appeals’ Year in Review, COVID-19 Edition

With the spread of COVID-19 growing in New York exponentially in March, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and the entire court system decided to take unprecedented action to limit in-court proceedings to only those essential for the administration of justice.