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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

Sample Preservation Letter for Documents and Electronic Records (November 2013) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Preservation of Documents and Electronic Records

Report on A.6554/S.4850 which would amend CPLR section 3103(a) to permit non-parties who are not actually served with a subpoena, but whose records are nevertheless sought by the subpoena, to seek a protective order (June 2013) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Protective Orders

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 ) 
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.

Related Events

4/21: Breakfast Series: Enforcement of Judgments