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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 in support of legislation (A.9573) to amend Article 9 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules to reform and modernize the administration of class actions in New York’s courts (April 2016) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Class Actions

Transition letter to Chief Judge Janet DiFiore offering recommendations to improve the state courts and the judicial system during her term (April 2016) ( PDF format )
Subject area: NYS Judiciary

Comments on the Unified Court System’s Commercial Division Advisory Council’s proposal to amend the Standard Form Confidentiality Order (March 2016) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Commercial Division, Confidentiality

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.