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Special Updates

Dec. 11 - Decision in Schneiderman v DraftKings

Dec. 08 - NYS Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation to Hold Public Meetings on December 14 and 16 on Issues Relating to Judicial Compensation

Mar. 19 - Matter of Garner Grand Jury Decision


Press Releases


~ 2016 ~

Feb. 02 - New Chair Named for Commission on Children


~ 2015 ~

Dec. 29 - Chief Judge Announces New Uniform Attorney Discipline Rules

Dec. 22 - Rule Changes Address A/V Coverage of Court Proceedings

Dec. 16 - Chief Judge Announces Changes to NY’s Admission Rules

Dec. 15 - Chief Judge Announces Adoption of Two New Rules

Dec. 01 - New Chair, Members Named to Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission

Nov. 23 - Chief Judge Announces Launch of “Legal Hand” Centers to Help Close Justice Gap

Oct. 08 - New Administrative Judge Named to NYC Family Court

Oct. 08 - Chief Judge Hosts National Summit on Human Trafficking and the Courts

Oct. 01 - Chief Judge Lippman Announces Bail Reforms

Aug. 10 - New Chair, Vice Chair Named to Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

Jul. 29 - Hon. Lawrence K. Marks Named Chief Administrative Judge

Jul. 27 - Chief Administrative Judge Prudenti Leaving Her Post to Join Academia

Jul. 22 - Chief Judge Announces Creation of Permanent Commission on Access to Justice,
New Rule & Membership Roster

Jun. 30 - Chief Judge Announces Appointments to Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation

Apr. 14 - Chief Judge and NYC Mayor Announce Plan to Modernize Criminal Justice System

Mar. 30 - Chief Judge Names Members of Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

Mar. 02 - Hon. Peter Moulton Named Administrative Judge, NY County Supreme Court, Civil Term

Press Release Archive


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Office Info

Unified Court System
25 Beaver Street
New York, NY 10004
(212) 428-2500

Director of Communications
David Bookstaver -

Assistant Director of Communications
Arlene Hackel -

New York Court of Appeals
20 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 455-7711

Public Information Officer
Gary Spencer-