Reorganization Of NY Courts Would Ease Inefficiency Issues

October 9, 2019

New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore issued a press release on Sept. 25 announcing proposed amendments to the New York State Constitution that would streamline and simplify the state’s unified court system.

The chief judge’s proposal calls for the elimination of “New York’s complex maze of 11 separate trial courts” and would “replace it with a simplified three-level structure to make the courts easier to navigate, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs to litigants, among other potential benefits.”

If adopted, these structural changes would represent the first major constitutional changes to court system organizations since the reforms that were passed over 40 years ago in 1977.

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