Governor Hochul has a unique opportunity — and a critically important one — to appoint a new Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. The vacancy will occur when Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s resignation becomes effective on August 31, 2022. Modern Courts strongly urges qualified candidates to apply for this key position, which is crucial to the administration of justice in New York State.
Statement of the Fund for Modern Courts – The Appointment of a New Chief Judge
Spectrum News Report 8/11/2022 – Fund for Modern Courts: Next New York Appeals Court chief judge should have administrative record
by Susan Arbetter on Capital Tonight
According to the Fund for Modern Courts, Gov. Kathy Hochul has an important opportunity to fill the upcoming vacancy on the New York state Court of Appeals with someone who is familiar with the needs of the state’s complex judicial system. Current Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, who was selected by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will be stepping down from her seat on Aug. 31.
According to the chair of the Fund for Modern Courts, Bill Silverman, New York’s court system is the most complex in the country, with 11 separate trial courts, 15,000 employees and a budget of over $2 billion.
Cameras in the Courts: Enhancing Transparency in the New York State Judiciary
This report provides a historical view of the audiovisual coverage prohibition in New York’s courts; includes a comprehensive survey of all 50 states and the District of Columbia concerning audiovisual coverage of courtroom proceedings; and evaluates in-court camera use on an issue-by-issue basis, including considerations relating to racial justice, judicial transparency, and the interests of litigants and the public.
The Impact of COVID-19 on the New York City Family Court: Recommendations on Improving Access to Justice for All Litigants
The New York City Family Court COVID Work Group
A Joint Project of the New York City Bar Association and The Fund for Modern Courts