Push to consolidate New York courts gets mixed opening reviews

By JOE MAHONEY

The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal quoted President Greenberg on the importance of diversity with the Chief Judge’s court reform plan. (may require subscription)

 A restructuring of New York’s highly complex network of courts is long overdue, according to the system’s top administrators.

“If this was a private sector organization, it wouldn’t last six months,” Lawrence Marks, the state’s chief administrative judge, said at a legislative hearing in Manhattan this week.

It isn’t often the leaders of a governmental behemoth such as New York’s court system would advocate for a wholesale redesign of the bureaucracy they oversee.

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