Proposals to achieve long-overdue reform and simplification of the State’s overly complicated court structure by merging the current 11 trial courts were announced today.
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Effective today, the courts are implementing three-foot physical distancing for participants in criminal grand jury trials statewide, freeing up additional courtroom space for criminal jury trials.
Her historic appointment underscores the importance of diversity and equity. The judiciary must reflect the people it serves to be a system of justice.
The exclusion of all former felons from jury service discriminates against minorities due to their disproportionate representation in the pool of felons.
In her annual State of the Judiciary message, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore laid out an ambitious plan for reforming the New York State court system and streamlining it into just three courts.
Effective today, the courts are implementing three-foot physical distancing for participants in criminal jury trials statewide.
Hon. Robert G. Main, Jr., the longest serving state court judge in the Fourth Judicial District, and the Hon. Kathie E. Davidson, dean of the New York State Judicial Institute, will be honored by the New York State Bar Association on Friday, Jan. 28 at its 2022 Annual Meeting.
In her biweekly address to the public, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said that the courts expect to encounter some new challenges but will move forward confidently to meet the needs of litigants and lawyers.
The courts are prepared to make any and all necessary and appropriate adjustments based on the science and guidance as explained and set forth by public health officials.
Associate Justice Shirley Troutman of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, has been nominated by Gov. Kathy Hochul to become a judge on the Court of Appeals.