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Council on Judicial Administration

The Council on Judicial Administration coordinates the work of several of the City Bar’s court committees on issues that impact state and federal courts. The Council includes as committee designated members representatives from the Judiciary Committee, the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee, the Federal Courts Committee, the Civil Courts Committee, the Criminal Courts Committee, and the Litigation Committee, in addition to other experienced court practitioners, administrators and judges.

Recent topics addressed by the Council include reports on the Judiciary Budget and the impact of the mandated budget cuts; the proposed terms for Housing Court Judges; proposals to amend the Code of Judicial Conduct and procedures before the Commission on Judicial Conduct; procedures regarding limitations on campaign contributions to judges; and the judicial salary increases to be established by the New York State Judicial Compensation Commission.

Recent Reports

Report proposing amendments to Article 9 of the Civil Practice Law and rules to reform and modernize the administration of class actions in New York’s courts (November 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Class Actions

Report recommending that the beneficiaries of judges and justices of the Unified Court System who die in office be entitled to receive a pension instead of a death benefit (November 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Death Gamble

Comments on Proposed Rule for Redaction of Confidential Personal Information in Papers Filed in New York City Civil Court and Other Lower Courts Throughout the State (July 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Confidential Personal Information

For the full list of committee reports click here

Legislative Activity

For more information on the legislative and policy work of the committee, including relevant reports, bill texts and additional advocacy materials, click here.