Practice Area: Judiciary & Courts

Seven Nominees for Court of Appeals Announced

The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination released a report to the governor today with the names of seven nominees who in their judgment are well qualified to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Court of Appeals created by Associate Judge Leslie E. Stein’s retirement effective June 4, 2021.

New York State Bar Association President Calls Retirement of Judge Paul Feinman ‘A Tremendous Loss’

The New York State Court of Appeals suffered a tremendous loss today with the sudden and unexpected retirement of Judge Paul Feinman — an exceptional judge, magnificent human being, and a champion of the LGBTQ community. He has been a wonderful colleague to so many of us at the New York State Bar Association, and we are saddened that his tenure on the state’s highest court will be so brief. I join with his family, friends and admirers throughout the state in wishing him a speedy recovery.

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