Chief Judge Looks to Consolidate Trial Courts
The Post-Journal published an editorial mentioning NYSBA’s long-term support for court reform.
New York’s chief judge wants to consolidate the state’s 11 separate trial courts.
The state court system has more than 1,350 judges and 15,000 non-judicial court employees. State courts deal with an average of more than three million new cases filed each year. Janet DiFiore, New York state chief judge, recently released a proposal that would give the state’s court system a drastically different look over a period of about 10 years, starting in 2022.