New York State Unified Court System

New York State Unified Court System The New York State Unified Court System provides a broad range of services to promote the rule of la

The Unified Court System is the administrative arm of the Judicial Branch of Government, the entity that manages our 16,000 employees and a handles roughly four million cases annually. The court system provides myriad opportunities for people of all backgrounds, all skill-sets and all education levels. Yes, of course we have judges and lawyers – but we also have court officers, social workers, IT

whiz kids, interpreters, librarians, secretaries, analysts, communications professionals, public service representatives and lots of behind-the-scenes individuals who make our mammoth court system run. You can explore career opportunities in the courts through this link: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/careers/index.shtml

The New York State Unified Court System offers a fulfilling career opportunity for individuals interested in law enforce...
01/03/2024

The New York State Unified Court System offers a fulfilling career opportunity for individuals interested in law enforcement – a job where you generally work 9-5 with a starting salary of $56,411, 13 paid holidays and 27 paid vacation days by the seventh year.

The court system is recruiting right now for positions in the Hudson Valley, North Country and the Binghamton, Syracuse and Buffalo areas. In this short video, Court Officer Jennifer Pacheco discusses the vital role our armed and highly skilled officers fill in the system of justice, the rigorous training and why it’s such a great career.

An exam for upstate court officers will be held at various sites convenient to Upstate New York between April 20 and May 3, but you must register between Jan. 3 and Feb, 14, 2024. Text “COURT OFFICER” TO 77222.

https://youtu.be/agjnpycXSyQ

12/27/2023

One more week to go! Happy Holidays all, start the new year off right and register to take the upstate New York court officer exam!!

For more information about the exam and the court officer position follow the link in our bio.

Merry Christmas!New York's Court Officers  keep our courthouses, judges and staff safe, and they are often engaged in th...
12/25/2023

Merry Christmas!

New York's Court Officers keep our courthouses, judges and staff safe, and they are often engaged in their commcommunities as well.

Example: Last week, officers wrapped hundreds of gifts and played Santa for residents of a family shelter in Hollis, Queens.

Would you or someone you know like to join us? We're recruiting right now for court officers upstate. There's an exam coming up and the signup period starts Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. For more info, text "COURTOFFICER" to 77222

BECOME A NYS COURT OFFICER AND JOIN THE BEST!Now is your chance to  . On January 3rd, 2024, registration opens for the u...
12/23/2023

BECOME A NYS COURT OFFICER AND JOIN THE BEST!

Now is your chance to . On January 3rd, 2024, registration opens for the upstate New York court officer exam!

For job info, test prep, and more, visit the link in our bio!


Today's decisions of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, are posted at
12/22/2023

Today's decisions of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, are posted at

State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department includes twenty-two counties located in Central and Western New York.

QUICK THINKING COURT OFFICER SAVES LONG ISLAND FAMILYWhen Lt. Brendan Mullaney arrived home after work Wednesday evening...
12/22/2023

QUICK THINKING COURT OFFICER SAVES LONG ISLAND FAMILY

When Lt. Brendan Mullaney arrived home after work Wednesday evening, he noticed a strange glow in his neighbors driveway. A fire was beginning to engulf the garage and heading into the home.

Lt. Mullaney pounded on the door and alerted the family of five, who fled unharmed. Much of their home was damaged, but the family is save -- thanks to Lt. Mullaney.

“Lieutenant Mullaney’s brave actions are a lesson for us all in courage, compassion, and professionalism,” said Chief Administrative Judge Joseph A. Zayas. “His hard work and selfless sacrifice reflect the dedication of our entire uniformed service of court officers who I am proud to say excel every day in all they do.”

See Newsday story: https://paper.newsday.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pnum=4&edid=4df3ec37-7c2f-4ea9-bcc3-ee1cd9bfe66b&isshared=true

The Court System is recruiting right now for court officers in the Hudson Valley, North Country, Binghamton, Syracuse and Buffalo areas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-4B5XAVJ1U

Today is the shortest day of the year, and the first day of winter, but if you haven't yet, find time today to sign up w...
12/21/2023

Today is the shortest day of the year, and the first day of winter, but if you haven't yet, find time today to sign up with the New York Courts Emergency Alert Portal. Benefits:

* You'll be the first to know when a court facility of interest to YOU is closed, proceedings are delayed or there is an emergency.

* You'll only get the alerts you want. For instance, if you are only personally concerned with courts in one county, you'll only get those alerts. If you want your county and the county where your daughter goes to college or where you sometimes have cases, you'll get those and only those. And if you want to know anytime there's a problem anywhere in our system, you can get the whole kit and caboodle.

* You can get the alerts by text, email, phone -- or all three. It's your choice. And if you miss our text, we'll give you a call, but only if that's what you want.

* It's free and easy, which is why 25,000 of your friends have already signed on.

Sign up here: https://www.nycourts.gov/notice/emergency-alerts.shtml

The countdown continues! Just two weeks left until registration for the upstate court officer exam opens! Don’t miss you...
12/20/2023

The countdown continues! Just two weeks left until registration for the upstate court officer exam opens! Don’t miss your chance to .

Follow the link in our bio for more information.

Today's Court of Appeals decisions are posted at
12/19/2023

Today's Court of Appeals decisions are posted at

The Court's decisions are available here the day of their release to the general public. The Decision List for each date lists all appeals and motions decided that day. Any accompanying writings are listed separately underneath the Decision List for that day.

12/16/2023

Appellate Division, Second Department, Justice Valerie Brathwaite has been appointed chair of the Court System’s Ethics Commission; Supreme Court Justice Carmen R. Velasquez of Queens County has been named to the Commission. Press release:

UCS Mission Statement

HON. KRIS SINGH APPOINTED ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGEHon. Kris Singh has been appointed Fourth JD Administrative Judge, to succ...
12/15/2023

HON. KRIS SINGH APPOINTED ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE

Hon. Kris Singh has been appointed Fourth JD Administrative Judge, to succeed Hon. Felix Catena, who is retiring at the end of the year.

In his new capacity, Judge Singh will oversee the day-to-day management of the trial-level courts in the Unified Court System’s largest geographic district, spanning11 counties in Northern New York and along the Canadian border, including Clinton, Ess*x, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schenectady, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington counties.

Press release: https://lnkd.in/ePeBhKbJ

12/14/2023

The Appellate Division, Third Department, will hear oral arguments today at 9:30 a.m.

Calendar:https://decisions.courts.state.ny.us/ad3/SessionCalendars/2023/12-14-23.pdf

Watch live: https://wowza.nycourts.gov/ad3/ad3.php

NEW CIVIL TERM ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE NAMED IN THE BRONXBRONX, NEW YORK–Chief Administrative Judge Joseph A. Zayas and Fir...
12/13/2023

NEW CIVIL TERM ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE NAMED IN THE BRONX

BRONX, NEW YORK–Chief Administrative Judge Joseph A. Zayas and First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Norman St. George today announced the appointment of Hon. Joseph A. Capella as Administrative Judge for Civil Matters, Supreme Court, Bronx County.

UCS Mission Statement

In a new Diversity Dialogue podcast, Daniel Santiago-Stewart, a Senior Management Analyst in the Office of Diversity and...
12/13/2023

In a new Diversity Dialogue podcast, Daniel Santiago-Stewart, a Senior Management Analyst in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, discusses the challenges of growing up gay in a deeply religious home, and his successful quest for happiness and peace.

"I am happy. Things could have been easier, but I don't regret what happened because I am who I am because of it. I am strong because of it," Dan says.

Audio link: https://soundcloud.com/user-716357085/promoting-diversity-in-the-courts-daniel-santiago-stewart/s-ipIDDNas0UI?si=e7879cf1c4854d408d581dc73963a56a&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

Transcript: ww2.nycourts.gov/sites/default/fi…n%20Santiago.pdf

Daniel Santiago-Stewart, a Senior Management Analyst in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, discusses the challenges of growing up gay in a deeply religious home, and his successful quest for happi

12/13/2023

The Appellate Division, Third Department, will hear oral arguments today at 1.p.m.

Calendarhttps://decisions.courts.state.ny.us/ad3/SessionCalendars/2023/12-13-23.pdf

Watch live: https://wowza.nycourts.gov/ad3/ad3.php

The Court of Appeals issued decisions this afternoon:
12/12/2023

The Court of Appeals issued decisions this afternoon:

12/09/2023

COURT SYSTEM SEEKS SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR

The Statewide Civic Engagement Coordinator will lead the development and implementation of civic engagement programs in the New York State Unified Court System.

The individual will work to promote connections between courts and the community by enhancing public understanding of the roles and operations of the courts within New York State. This position will be assigned to the Department of Communications and will closely work with the Office for Justice Initiatives.

Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of relevant experience; or An equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a J.D. degree.

Base salary: $120,000 - $150,000

Applications are due Jan. 3

Details:

12/08/2023

COURT SYSTEM SEEKS SUPPORT MAGISTRATES FOR NYC FAMILY COURT

The NYS Court System is seeking five Support Magistrates to serve in a confidential quasi-judicial
capacity in which they will conduct hearings, determine questions of fact and law, prepare findings of fact and issue binding orders. Support Magistrates serve for three-year terms and can then seek appointment to a five-year term.

Applications are due Jan. 1.

Details:

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, will hear arguments today at 10.Calendar: https://ow.ly/KuNI50Q9E0RWatch live...
12/06/2023

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, will hear arguments today at 10.

Calendar: https://ow.ly/KuNI50Q9E0R

Watch live: https://ow.ly/J0Ep50Q9E0V

The Court convenes at 10:00 a.m. and immediately calls the first case. The day calendar generally contains between 20 to 30 appeals. Each case is argued or submitted in order until the calendar is concluded at which time the Court will recess.

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, will hear arguments today at 10.Calendar: https://ow.ly/eJ2250Q9CWFWatch live...
12/05/2023

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, will hear arguments today at 10.

Calendar: https://ow.ly/eJ2250Q9CWF

Watch live: https://ow.ly/3rmo50Q9CWG

The Court convenes at 10:00 a.m. and immediately calls the first case. The day calendar generally contains between 20 to 30 appeals. Each case is argued or submitted in order until the calendar is concluded at which time the Court will recess.

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, will hear arguments today at 10.Calendar: https://ow.ly/W7js50Q9COVWatch live...
12/04/2023

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, will hear arguments today at 10.

Calendar: https://ow.ly/W7js50Q9COV

Watch live: https://ow.ly/6CKB50Q9COU

The Court convenes at 10:00 a.m. and immediately calls the first case. The day calendar generally contains between 20 to 30 appeals. Each case is argued or submitted in order until the calendar is concluded at which time the Court will recess.

CLERKING WITH COMMERCIAL DIVISION JUSTICES IN NEW YORKOn November 16, 2023, the Commercial Division Advisory Council hos...
12/02/2023

CLERKING WITH COMMERCIAL DIVISION JUSTICES IN NEW YORK

On November 16, 2023, the Commercial Division Advisory Council hosted a virtual meeting with law schools to discuss the mutual benefits to the institutions, their students, and the bench in encouraging law students and alumni to pursue clerkship and internship opportunities with Commercial Division Justices.

The first speaker during the program was Kathleen M. Sullivan, a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and former professor of law at Harvard and Stanford, where she also served as dean. Ms. Sullivan provided this description of a Commercial Division clerkship: “You'll work for the finest judges with the greatest intellect, the greatest energy and stamina to take on large records and large disputes and ability to make decisions efficiently and ability to bring disputes to resolution. You will learn to model yourself on those superb judges.”

Also participating in the panel discussion were Commercial Division Justices Joel M. Cohen, Timothy S. Driscoll, Marguerite A. Grays, Andrea Masley, and Barry R. Ostrager; attorneys Roberta A. Kaplan of Kaplan Hecker & Fink and Kevin S. Schwartz of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and former clerks Tracee E. Davis of Seyfarth Shaw, Morgan V. Manley of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, and Kevin J. Quaratino of Foley & Lardner. Much of the presentation was in an interactive, question and answer format moderated by Robert L. Haig of Kelley Drye & Warren, chair of the Advisory Council. The hour-long program can be viewed here: https://ow.ly/mJ0W50QewMj

Transcript: https://ow.ly/B2GN50QewMi

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, will hear arguments today at 10.Calendar: https://ow.ly/cB4m50Q9CMuhttps://ow...
11/30/2023

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, will hear arguments today at 10.

Calendar: https://ow.ly/cB4m50Q9CMu
https://ow.ly/cB4m50Q9CMu

Watch live: https://ow.ly/11h150Q9CMw

The Court convenes at 10:00 a.m. and immediately calls the first case. The day calendar generally contains between 20 to 30 appeals. Each case is argued or submitted in order until the calendar is concluded at which time the Court will recess.

Judge Shirley Troutman of the Court of Appeals has been appointed co-chair of the Franklin H. Williams Commission, joini...
11/29/2023

Judge Shirley Troutman of the Court of Appeals has been appointed co-chair of the Franklin H. Williams Commission, joining Justice Troy K. Webber in leading the first court-based entity in the nation committed to racial and ethical fairness in the courts. https://ow.ly/ZIpN50QcyiH

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, will hear arguments today at 10.Calendar: https://ow.ly/82U350Q9CJuWatch live...
11/29/2023

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, will hear arguments today at 10.

Calendar: https://ow.ly/82U350Q9CJu

Watch live: https://ow.ly/JRu650Q9CJx

The Court convenes at 10:00 a.m. and immediately calls the first case. The day calendar generally contains between 20 to 30 appeals. Each case is argued or submitted in order until the calendar is concluded at which time the Court will recess.

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, will hear arguments today at 10.Calendar: https://ow.ly/MYbC50Q9CGshttps://ow...
11/28/2023

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, will hear arguments today at 10.

Calendar: https://ow.ly/MYbC50Q9CGs
https://ow.ly/z2UE50Q9CGo

Watch live: https://ow.ly/RyvK50Q9CGm

The Court convenes at 10:00 a.m. and immediately calls the first case. The day calendar generally contains between 20 to 30 appeals. Each case is argued or submitted in order until the calendar is concluded at which time the Court will recess.

11/27/2023

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE ZAYAS MAKES HISTORIC APPOINTMENT TO APPELLATE TERM, FIRST DEPARTMENT’S 1ST AND 12TH DISTRICTS

NEW YORK–Chief Administrative Judge Joseph A. Zayas today announced the appointment of Hon. Bianka Perez as Associate Justice of the Appellate Term of the Supreme Court, First Department, in the First and Twelfth Judicial Districts–the first person of Dominican descent to sit on this appellate bench–which, led by Presiding Justice Shlomo Hagler, hears appeals from the Civil and Criminal Courts in New York (Manhattan) and Bronx counties.

UCS Mission Statement

Imagine a law enforcement job where you generally work 9-5 with a starting salary of $56,411, 13 paid holidays and 27 pa...
11/27/2023

Imagine a law enforcement job where you generally work 9-5 with a starting salary of $56,411, 13 paid holidays and 27 paid vacation days by the seventh year. Sound good?

The court system is recruiting right now for positions in the Hudson Valley, North Country and the Binghamton, Syracuse and Buffalo areas.

The exam will be held at various locations between April 20 and May 3, but you must register between Jan. 3 and Feb. 14, 2024.

https://youtu.be/b-4B5XAVJ1U

11/24/2023

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE

Reminder: Applications for the NYS Bar Foundation Judith S. Kaye Scholarship for kids who will or have aged out of foster care are due Dec. 1. Details:

PROMOTING DIVERISTY IN THE COURTS: LINDA WIEDRICKIn a new Diversity Dialogue podcast, Linda Wiedrick, Chief Clerk in the...
11/22/2023

PROMOTING DIVERISTY IN THE COURTS: LINDA WIEDRICK

In a new Diversity Dialogue podcast, Linda Wiedrick, Chief Clerk in the Erie County Surrogate's Court, discusses her Mohawk roots and family story, reveals that the Mohawks were the first feminists and environmentalists, and shares the traditional Native American prayer of Thanksgiving:

"We return thanks to our mother of the Earth, which sustains us.

We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water.

We return thanks to all the herbs which furnish medicines for the cures of our diseases.

We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given us their light when the sun is gone."

Happy Thanksgiving.

Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-716357085/promoting-diversity-in-the-courts-linda-wiedrick/s-XjDG8ewazif?si=6f7c3f6658d5448a8f214a7900337caa&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

Transcript:https://ww2.nycourts.gov/sites/default/files/document/files/2023-11/Linda%20Wiedrick%20Podcast%20Transcript%20final.pdf

In this Diversity Dialogue podcast, Linda Wiedrick, Chief Clerk in the Erie County Surrogate's Court, discusses her Mohawk roots and family story, reveals that the Mohawks were the first feminists and

11/21/2023

COURT SYSTEM NAMES NEW MANAGING
INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR BIAS MATTERS

NEW YORK–Chief Administrative Judge Joseph A. Zayas today announced the appointment of Antonio Seda as the Managing Inspector General for Bias Matters of the court system’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), which operates within the Office of Court Administration (OCA). Mr. Seda will fill a vacancy left by Kay-Ann Porter Campbell, who was recently named the OCA’s Inspector General.

As Managing Inspector General for Bias Matters and reporting to Ms. Porter Campbell, Mr. Seda will oversee OIG’s Office of the Managing Inspector General for Bias Matters, which investigates allegations of bias based upon race, s*x, age, marital status, disability, national origin, religion, military status, gender expression, or gender dysphoria that affect the workplace, including acts relating to services provided to the public by court system personnel. In this capacity, he will conduct and oversee investigations of formal claims of work-related bias involving any Unified Court System judge or nonjudicial employee; act as a liaison with federal, state, and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies; advise court managers on anti-bias policies and best practices; develop and deliver anti-bias training for judges and nonjudicial personnel; and represent the office statewide at meetings, seminars, and public outreach events.

11/21/2023

The Appellate Division, Third Department, will hear oral arguments today at 1 p.m.

Calendar:https://decisions.courts.state.ny.us/ad3/SessionCalendars/2023/11-21-23.pdf

Watch live: wowza.nycourts.gov/ad3/ad3.php

11/20/2023

The Appellate Division, Third Department, will hear oral arguments today at 1 p.m.

Calendar:https://decisions.courts.state.ny.us/ad3/SessionCalendars/2023/11-20-23.pdf

Watch live: wowza.nycourts.gov/ad3/ad3.php

As Jury week concludes here in NY State, please remember: Justice starts at jury. Jury starts with YOU.
11/17/2023

As Jury week concludes here in NY State, please remember: Justice starts at jury. Jury starts with YOU.

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