Office of Court Administration News

Chief Administrative Judge Joseph A. Zayas Names Advisory Panel to Study the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the New York State Courts (April 11, 2024)

New York State Courts Announce Student Internships (April 10, 2024)

Chief Judge Rowan D. Wilson Appoints Co-Chairs to Courts’ ADR Advisory Committee, Chief Administrative Judge Joseph A. Zayas Announces New ADR Rules (April 5, 2024)

New York State Courts Announce Expansion of Judicial Trainings in 2024, With Emphasis on Bail and Securing Orders (April 4, 2024)

Chief Judge Rowan D. Wilson Names Judicial Co-Chair to the Attorney Emeritus Program’s Advisory Council (March 22, 2024)

Court System Launches Online Case Activity Dashboard (March 21, 2024)

Former NY Court of Appeals Senior Associate Judge Carmen Ciparick to Speak at Suffolk County Courts’(March 20, 2024)

Hybrid Women’s History Month Program to Celebrate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s Legacy (March 15, 2024)

Court System’s 2023 Annual Report Now Available (March 15, 2024)

Court System Adopts New Rule to Ease Judicial Accommodations for People with Disabilities (March 15, 2024)

Chief Judge Wilson Appoints Co-Chair of the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts (March 12, 2024)

Unified Court System’s Access to Justice Program, Historical Society of the New York Courts Launch Law Day Art Contest (March 7, 2024)

Judges Zayas and St. George Name Director of OCA’s Newly Formed Division of Alternative Dispute Resolution (March 5, 2024)

Chief Judge Wilson Appoints Co-Chair to Court Modernization Action Committee (February 21, 2024)

New York State Courts Join Plaza College, Others to Celebrate National Court Reporting and Captioning Week (February 6, 2024)

Chief Administrative Judge Announces Appointment to Appellate Term, Second Department’s 9th and 10th Districts (February 5, 2024)

The Appellate Term, First Department to Hear Oral Arguments in the Bronx (February 2, 2024)

Chief Judge Wilson Appoints Judicial Co-Chairs to The Permanent Commission on Access to Justice (February 1, 2024)

Presiding Justice Announces Recipients of the Thirteenth Annual Milton Mollen Commitment to Excellence Award (January 18, 2024)

New Task Force to Study the Interplay of AI and the Courts (January 11, 2024)

Unified Court System Announces New Components of Its Anti-Bias and Discrimination Training Efforts (December 18, 2023)

Chief Judge Wilson Announces Two Appointments to The New York State Court System’s Ethics Commission (December 15, 2023)

New Administrative Judge Named in the Fourth Judicial District (December 14, 2023)

New Civil Term Administrative Judge Named in the Bronx (December 13, 2023)

Chief Judge Wilson Announces Appointment of Hon. Shirley Troutman as Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission Co-Chair (November 29, 2023)

Chief Administrative Judge Zayas Makes Historic Appointment to Appellate Term, First Department’s 1st and 12th Districts (November 27, 2023)

Court System Names New Managing Inspector General for Bias Matters (November 21, 2023)

Chief Judge Wilson Names New Co-Chair, Members to Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission (November 15, 2023)

Fifth Judicial District, Onondaga County Executive to Host 23rd Annual Adoption Day Event at Syracuse’s Oncenter (November 13, 2023)

Appellate Division, Second Department, to Present Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (November 13, 2023)

Court System Implements Mandatory Online Registration for All New York State Attorneys (October 31, 2023)

Chief Judge Wilson, Chief Administrative Judge Zayas Announce New Leadership Team for Landmark State Judicial Task Force on Mental Illness (October 26, 2023)

OCA Forms Statewide Division of Court Modernization (October 19, 2023)

Pro Bono Awards Ceremony to Honor Attorneys for Volunteer Efforts on Behalf of New Yorkers in Need (October 18, 2023)

New York State Unified Court System Announces A Newly Structured Communications Department for an Increasingly Diverse Information Age (October 11, 2023)

Second Department to Present Roundtable Discussion In Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (October 10, 2023)

Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Court Matters Named (October 4, 2023)

Ceremony for Largest-Ever Graduating Class of NYS Court Officers to be Held in Brooklyn (September 26, 2023)

OCA’s Executive Office Restructured to Create New Appointments Unit; Key Posts Announced (September 26, 2023)

Chief Judge Wilson to Address NY’s Justice Gap at Annual Public Hearing (September 14, 2023)

Chief Administrative Judge Zayas Makes Historic Appointment to the Appellate Term, Second Department’s 2nd, 11th and 13th Districts (September 12, 2023)

Chief Administrative Judge Announces New Structure of Court System’s Human Resources and Labor Relations Divisions, Appoints Key Positions to More Effectively Address NYS Courts’ Personnel Needs (September 8, 2023)

New York Courts to Commemorate 9/11 (September 8, 2023)

Supervising Judges Named Upstate and in Long Island (September 6, 2023)

Supervising Judges Named in New York’s Fourth, Fifth and Tenth Judicial Districts (September 6. 2023)

Swearing-in Ceremony for Associate Justices Powers and Mackey to be Held in Early September (August 30, 2023)

Be Alert to Jury Scam in Central New York Region (July 31, 2023)

Director of NY Courts’ Office of Court Facilities Planning Named (July 10, 2023)

Presiding Justice Announces Appointment of the Administrator for Assigned Counsel Plan for the First Department (July 6, 2023)

New Administrative Judge Named to the Fifth Judicial District (June 29, 2023)

Historical Naturalization Records from Queens, the Bronx Now Available Online (June 29, 2023)

New Counsel Named to New York State Court System (June 26, 2923)

Presiding Justice Announces the First Annual Honorable Randall T. Eng Award Program (May 26, 2023)

Hon. Norman St. George Named First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge (May 19, 2023)

Hon. Joseph A. Zayas Named Chief Administrative Judge (May 18, 2023)

Law Day 2023 (April 28, 2023)

Blue-Ribbon Panel Named to Implement Pandemic-Related Innovations to Enhance Delivery of Justice (March 27, 2023)

Veterans Treatment Court Opens in Putnam County (March 21, 2023)

Presiding Justices of NY’s Appellate Division Announce Changes to Question 26 of Bar Admission Questionnaire  (March 16, 2023)

NYS Courts’ Equal Justice Initiative Issues Progress Report (March 8, 2023)

Acting Chief Judge Cannataro Delivers 2023 State of Our Judiciary Address (February 28, 2023)

Acting Chief Judge Cannataro to Deliver 2023 State of Our Judiciary Address (February 27, 2023)

Specially Designed Space for Foster Youth Unveiled at Albany Family Court (February 24, 2023)

Working Group on NY Courts’ Pandemic-Related Practices Calls for Investment in Technology, Increased Staffing (February 15, 2023)

Appellate Term, 2nd Dept., Appointments Announced (January 23, 2023)

NY Court System Launches Portal to Facilitate Public Access to Virtual Civil Proceedings in State Supreme Court (December 5, 2022)

E-Filing of Attorney’s Affidavits in Adoptions to Be Required by Rule of NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division (November 14, 2022)

Sixty-Year Anniversary of New York’s Family Court (October 31, 2022)

Judicial Task Force Studying Serious Mental Illness to Release Final Report and Recommendations on Oct. 25th (October 24, 2022)

Virtual Pro Bono Awards Ceremony to Honor Attorneys for Volunteer Efforts on Behalf of New Yorkers in Need (October 24, 2022)

New York Courts to Commemorate 9/11 (September 8, 2022)

Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department Historic All African-American Bench (September 7, 2022)

Working Group on New York State Courts’ Pandemic-Related Practices to Hold Public Hearings in Western New York and New York City (September 6, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (August 29, 2022)

Historical Society of the New York Courts Presents Program Looking Back on the Notorious Willowbrook State School Case (August 25, 2022)

Seventh Judicial District Announces Lactation Room Project (August 24, 2022)

New Administrative Judge Named in Queens County (August 18, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (August 15, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (August 2, 2022)

New York State Court System Seeks Applicants for Spanish Interpreters Statewide (July 27, 2022)

Ceremony for Graduating Class of NYS Court Officers to be Held in Brooklyn (July 25, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (July 18, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (July 5, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (June 20, 2022)

Veterans Treatment Court Opens in Dutchess County (June 8, 2022)

Virtual Juror Orientation and Selection in Manhattan, A First in New York (June 7, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (June 6, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (May 23, 2022)

New York’s Seventh Judicial District Hosts Bicoastal Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration (May 20, 2022)

Historical Society of the NY Courts Presents Program Looking Back on Landmark New York Court of Appeals Cases on LGBTQ Rights (May 12, 2022)

New Professional Development Program Targets Non-Judicial Court Employees, Grades 12-21 (May 10, 2022)

Pandemic Practices Working Group-Public Hearing Notice (May 10, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (May 9, 2022)

New Mandatory Mediation Program Administrator Named to Appellate Division, Second Department (May 2, 2022)

New Chief of Staff Named to Appellate Division, Second Department (May 2, 2022)

NY Court of Appeals to Host Law Day Celebration on May 2nd (April 29, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (April 25, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (April 11, 2022)

Online Curriculum Resources Exploring Equal Justice Complement NY Judicial Commission’s Award-Winning Documentary (March 29, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (March 28, 2022)

Online Form for Requesting Disability Accommodations – Pilot Program Expands to all NYC Trial Courts (March 18, 2022)

Midtown Community Court Launches Mental Health Part (March 14, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (March 14, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on the NYS Courts (March 1, 2022)

Chief Judge DiFiore Delivers 2022 State of Our Judiciary (February 16, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (January 31, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (January 18, 2022)

NYS Courts’ Historical Society to Present Program on Landmark LGBTQ Rights Cases (January 4, 2022)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (January 3, 2022)

New Administrative Judge Named to NYS Supreme Court-Civil Term in Manhattan (December 28, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (December 14, 2021)

Chief Judge DiFiore Names Members to New State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct (December 13, 2021)

New Administrative Judge Named in Nassau County (December 1, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (November 29, 2021)

OCA Request for Comments re: Proposed Implementation of Mandatory E-filing (November 19, 2021)

New Report Documents Significant Progress Made, Efforts Underway to Advance Equal Justice in the NYS Courts  (November 17, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (November 15, 2021)

New Administrative Judge Named in Bronx County (November 8, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (November 1, 2021)

Virtual Ceremony to Honor Attorneys’ Volunteer Efforts on Behalf of New Yorkers in Need (October 21, 2021)

Chief Judge Provides Update on NYS Courts’ COVID-19 Vaccine Policy (October 20, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (October 18. 2021)

Administrative Judge Named in Ninth Judicial District (October 13, 2021)

New Administrative Judge Named for NYC Family Court (October 7, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (October 4 2021)

New Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Named for NYC Courts (October 1, 2021)

New Video Instructs NYS Jurors on Implicit Bias (September 29, 2021)

Innovative Cayuga County Court Addresses Opioid Crisis (September 22, 2021)

Statewide Eviction Filing Data Now Available on NY Courts’ Website (September 21, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (September 20, 2021)

Historical Society of NY Launches Digital Journal of NYS Courts Amid the Pandemic (September 15, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to Address NY’s Civil Justice Gap at Public Hearing (September 10, 2021)

Chief Judge DiFiore Announces New Grants for Judiciary Civil Legal Services Program (September 8, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (September 7, 2021)

Seventh Judicial District Joins City and County Officials to Inaugurate New Courtrooms, Renovated Law Library and Other Work Spaces at Monroe County Hall of Justice (August 30, 2021)

Implementation of Mandatory Electronic Filing in NYC Civil Court (August 24, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (August 23, 2021)

Administrative Judges Named in NYC’s Queens County, Western NY’s Seventh Judicial District (August 19. 2021)

Hon. Norman St. George Named Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Courts Outside New York City (August 18, 2021)

Updates to the Revised Mask Policy (August 17, 2021)

Court System to Expedite Resolution of Gun Cases in NYC (August 10, 2021)

New Administrative Judge Named to NYC Civil Court (August 9, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (August 9, 2021)

Implementation of Mandatory Electronic Filing in Civil Court (August 4, 2021)

Implementation of Mandatory Electronic Filing in Suprem Court (August 4, 2021)

New York State Attorney Emeritus Program (August 2, 2021)

NYS Courts to Implement New Protocols in Response to Rise in COVID Cases (July 28, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (July 26, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (July 12, 2021)

Expansion of E-Filing in The Civil Court of the City of New York (July 7, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (June 21, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (June 14, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (June 7, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (May 31, 2021)

Documentary on Civil Rights Leader Franklin H. Williams (May 31, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (May 24, 2021)

Statewide Opioid Trial to Begin at Touro Law School in Suffolk County on June 22(May 21, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (May 17, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (May 10, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (May 3, 2021)

Chief Judge DiFiore to Host Online Law Day Program (April 30, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (April 26, 2021)

Dutchess County Launches Innovative Court to Address Opioid Crisis (April 22, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (April 19, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (April 14, 2021)

Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York Courts Issues Two Additional Reports (April 5, 2021)

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (April 5, 2021)

Statement from Chief Judge Janet DiFiore on the Passing of Court of Appeals Associate Judge Paul G. Feinman

Commission on Judicial Nomination is Seeking Candidates

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Delivers Message on COVID and the NYS Courts (March 29, 2021)