By Barry A. Bohrer, Chair, Fund for Modern Courts
It is deeply disturbing to those who care about New York’s justice system to read that when asked recently if the Senate would return before January to hold confirmation hearings for the next Chief Judge of the State of New York, Republican Majority Leader John Flanagan said, “I don’t see any reason why we would do that.” It is astonishing that the Majority Leader of the state Senate says he sees no reason why the Senate should obey the law, and does not understand that the Judiciary, the third branch of government, needs a Chief Judge to be able to fulfill its vital responsibilities to enforce the rule of law on behalf of all New Yorkers.
The Fund for Modern Courts, an organization whose goal is to make the courts better for all New Yorkers, believes that there are at least three reasons for the Senate to act: [Read more…] about Justice Can’t Wait
New York, NY – The Fund for Modern Courts congratulated the new Chief Judge of the State of New York, the Honorable Janet DiFiore, and offered to work with her to make the courts work optimally for all those who rely on the courts to resolve their many issues. [Read more…] about Modern Courts Congratulates New Chief Judge of the State of New York, the Honorable Janet Difiore
John J. McCloy and Public Services
Awards Event Honoring:
Harlan A. Levy & Hon. Jonathan Lippman
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Bryant Park Grill
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2014 Public Advocacy Award
This award is presented in recognition of the exemplary work and dedication in effecting reform in the New York State court system and for outstanding and fundamental contributions to advancing access to justice for children and families. By advocacy, determination and strategic issue-based campaigns, CCC has changed laws and the governmental institutions for the benefit of those who often have no voice in government and the policies that directly impact their lives as well as for the benefit of all of New Yorkers.