The Council of Judicial Associations meets at least four (4) times per year with the goal of promoting improvement in the administration of justice in the courts of the State; studying the relationship of the federal and state courts sitting within the state and promoting effective cooperation between the two systems; promoting effective cooperation between the members of the bench and members of the bar; unifying the efforts of judicial associations in the state; recommending and seeking the passage of legislation and adopting policies consistent with its purposes, and reviewing legislation and policies affecting its purposes and making recommendations covering same; and arranging programs and panel discussions of interest and assistance to judges and their courts, to federal-state court relations, or to bench and bar relations.

The Council of Judicial Association comprises the officers of the Section and all former presiding members, as well as the presidents of the following judicial associations or his/her designee:

Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York
Association of Supreme Court Justices by Designation
The Surrogates Association of the State of New York
County Judges Association of the State of New York
Court of Claims Judges Association
Association of Judges of the Family Court of the State of New York
Family Court Judges Association of the City of New York
District Court Judges Association of the State of New York
Association of Civil Court Judges of the City of New York
Association of Judges of the Criminal Court of the City of New York
New York State Association of City Court Judges
Supreme Court Justices Association of the City of New York
Association of Housing Judges of the Civil Court of the City of New York
New York State Magistrates Association
The National Association of Women Judges, New York State Chapter
The Latino Judges Association, Inc.
The Judicial Friends Association
The Association of Lesbian and Gay Judges
Asian American Judges Association of New York State

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