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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

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

Comments on Pending Proposals from the Commercial Division Advisory Council (June 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Commercial Division

Report on legislation re: consent to jurisdiction by foreign businesses authorized to do business in New York (April 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Jurisdiction over Foreign Businesses

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.