First Department Introduces Four-Judge Panels, Upsetting NY Bar Associations

By Susan DeSantis

The New York Law Journal quoted Immediate Past President Michael Miller on the change from five-judge panels to four in the First Department. (may require subscription)

“It’s pretty self-evident and universally accepted that a five-judge panel is preferable to a four-judge panel,” said New York State Bar Association president Michael Miller. “Unlike the challenges of solving the Byzantine court system we have, this is a problem that’s easily solvable. We just need the governor to make the appointments to the appellate division.”

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