Committee Reports

Transition letter to Chief Judge Janet DiFiore offering recommendations to improve the state courts and the judicial system during her term


Led by the Council on Judicial Administration (Steve Kayman, Chair), and containing submissions by 11 committees, the City Bar offered a series of recommendations aimed at improving court efficiency and the administration of justice, increasing access to justice, and better meeting the needs of litigants. The letter emphasized the importance of having an effective working relationship between the State Judiciary and the bar and made suggestions for changes in all state courts, such as returning to a 5:00 p.m. closing time, overhauling preliminary conference procedures, and providing more court interpreters.