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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

Judicial Selection Methods in the State of New York: A Guide to Understanding and Getting Involved in the Selection Process (March 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Judicial Selection

Proposed Amendment of New York’s Code of Judicial Conduct (22 NYCRR §100.3(B)(12)), relating to a Judge’s Role in Facilitating the Ability of Unrepresented Litigants to have their Matters Fairly Heard (March 2013) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Unrepresented Litigants

Comments on proposed amendments to the Uniform Rules of the Trail Courts and the Rules of the Commercial Division which would require counsel to confer prior to the preliminary conference in cases reasonably likely to involve electronic discovery (March 2013) ( PDF format ) 
Subject area: E-Discovery

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.