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Committee On State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction

The Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction addresses issues relating to the New York State Supreme Court, the Appellate Division, the Court of Claims and the Court of Appeals, and participates in the Judiciary Committee's evaluation of candidates for these courts.

Recent topics considered by the Committee include: preservation of electronic discovery; filing confidential information under seal; proposed amendments to the Civil Practice Law and Rules or court rules with respect to, among other things, summary judgment in lieu of complaint, expert disclosure and temporary restraining orders. The Committee has also drafted and made available to the courts and practitioners a Model Confidentiality Agreement.

The Committee has also sponsored a Breakfast Series of panel discussions on various practice areas; the panels are comprised of distinguished members of the bench and bar who offer useful practice tools. Similarly, the Committee’s Bench/Bar Forum involves a stimulating discussion of topics of interest to the profession.

Recent Reports

A.9076-A (2014)/S.5079-A (2014) amendments to the CPLR regarding disclosure of expert witness information (February 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Disclosure of Expert Witness Information

Comments on Proposed Commercial Division Rule Changes and New Model Compliance Conference Form (December 2014) 
( PDF ) 
Subject area: Commercial Division

Comments on Proposed Amendment to 22 NYCRR § 202.70(d) (Rules of the Commercial Division), Relating to the Assignment of Cases to the Commercial Division (May 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Commercial Division, Case Assignment 

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.

Related Events

3/24: Litigating Construction Project Disputes - 101

3/25: Panel Discussion with the Judiciary: Expedited Foreclosure on Vacant Property in New York under Existing Law