Practice Area: Judiciary & Courts

Hybrid Models, Multiple Courtrooms, No Jury Rooms: The Future of Upstate Courts

Safety above all. This is how the court system has operated since March, albeit continuously. “From the beginning of this crisis, we have not closed the courts. Justice has been delivered continuously throughout this process,” said Hon. Vito C. Caruso, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge (Outside NYC). He recently detailed the courts’ recent and future operations … Continued

Overhauling New York’s Trial Courts

Chief Judge Charles Breitel explaining pending court reforms to New York City judges at a statewide judges conference of continuing education with David Ross (seated) and William Kapelman, circa 1976. Judge Bellacosa is standing behind Chief Judge Breitel. Chief Judge DiFiore and the Lesson of History A common wisdom holds that those who fail to … Continued