Practice Area: Judiciary & Courts

NY Extends Online Skills Courses for New Attorneys

The New York State CLE Board has extended the deadline for the changes to format restrictions applicable to newly admitted attorneys for Skills CLE credit and the approval of all Accredited Providers to offer CLE programs in certain non-traditional formats through December 31, 2024. For more information, go here.    

President Richard Lewis Delivers Remarks on Freedoms Shared by All Americans During Law Day Celebration at Court of Appeals

Good morning. It’s great to be here on behalf of the tens of thousands of New York State Bar Association members. I am honored to be among today’s distinguished guests including: Our Chief Judge Rowan Wilson Barbara Underwood, Solicitor General of New York, on behalf of Attorney General Tish James And First Deputy Chief Administrative … Continued

Two Renowned Members of the Bench To Receive Judicial Section Awards at The New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting

Two beloved judges who have dedicated their careers to selflessly improving the lives of New Yorkers will be honored at a luncheon at the New York Hilton Midtown on Friday, Jan. 19, during the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. The association’s Judicial Section will recognize Justice James P. Murphy with its Distinguished Jurist … Continued

NYSBA President Richard Lewis Praises the Commission on Legislative, Judicial & Executive Compensation for Recommending an Increase in Judicial Salaries

Richard Lewis, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement about the Commission on Legislative, Judicial & Executive Compensation approval of its report for increased judicial salaries: “Judicial compensation reflects the value that we place upon the critical work that our judges perform. A properly funded judiciary is the foundation of … Continued

Joseph Zayas,  New York’s First Latino Chief Administrative Judge: ‘We Want To Be More Proactive’

The job of New York’s chief administrative judge is equal parts problem-solver, relationship-builder and collaborative consensus-builder. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, ensuring that things run smoothly at some 300 courthouses statewide, managing a $3.3 billion annual budget, boosting the morale of a 15,000-member non-judicial workforce still regrouping after the COVID … Continued