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Cyrus R. Vance Tribute Dec. 6th, 2019

Please join us for the 2019 Cyrus Vance Tribute! Honoree HON. LAWRENCE K. MARKS Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of New York Welcome AMELIA T.R. STARR Chair, Fund for Modern Courts Presentation of Tribute HON. CYRUS R. VANCE, JR. District Attorney, New York County Introduction of Honored Speaker HON. JANET DiFIORE Chief Judge of […]

Coalition for Court Simplification 2019

Anti-Violence Project New York City (AVP) Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Buffalo/Niagara League of Women Voters  Capital District Women’s Bar Association Legal Project CASA-NYC Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany Center for Community Alternatives, Inc., New York City, Syracuse and Rochester Center for Court Innovation Center for Elder Law and Justice, Erie County […]

What NYS Legislators Think About Court Simplification

Modern Courts asked 2018 candidates for the NYS Senate and Assembly to provide responses to our 2018 Legislative Survey. The survey had two questions and both concerned simplifying the New York State court system.

Cyrus R. Vance

1917 – 2002 Portrait by George Augusta

Education & Outreach

As part of our interest in educating the public and ensuring the best system of justice, Modern Courts is sharing the Historical Society of the New York Courts and the Commercial Division Advisory Council new short film about the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court. The film portrays recent improvements to the […]

Public Advocacy Award

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 […]

Modern Courts 2016

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 Download printable invitation with event details

Justice Can’t Wait

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 […]



Board of Directors

Barry A. Bohrer Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Gary S. Brown Office of the Attorney General Michael A. Cardozo Proskauer Rose LLP Abbe Gluck Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law at Yale Law School (Emeritus) Robert L. Haig Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Robert Kaufman Proskauer Rose LLP Victor Kovner Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Hon. […]

Board of Directors

Daniel R. Alonso Buckley LLP David B. Anders Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz David A. Barrett Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Nina Beattie Barry A. Bohrer Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Gary Brown Office of the Attorney General Daniel J. Buzzetta Baker Hostetler LLP Benton J. Campbell Deloitte LLP Michael A. Cardozo Proskauer Rose LLP […]

Court Monitoring Forms

The following forms for the Family Court Monitoring Program are available for download: Family Court Case by Case Monitoring Form Family Court Overview Form

Court Monitoring Reports

Dutchess County Family Court (2015) Suffolk County Family Court (2011) Washington County Family Court (2011) Warren County Family Court (2010) Saratoga County Town and Village Courts (2008) Dutchess County Town and Village Courts (2008) Albany County Family Court (2001) Kings County Criminal Court (2001) Monroe County Family Court (1998) New York County Criminal Court (2004) […]

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