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Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman

Oct 9, 2015

Chief judge opens human trafficking summit

The National Summit on Human Trafficking and the state courts kicked off Thursday morning in Lower Manhattan to shine a bright light on the world’s fastest-growing criminal industry and examine the role of the nation’s state courts toward its eradication. Hosted by New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, the interactive, one-and-a half day event […]

Oct 7, 2015

Chief judge hosts trafficking conference

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will host a summit today and Friday, bringing together more than 300 court leaders, prosecutors, legislators and other stakeholders nationwide to examine the full scope of human trafficking. The event, at the Downtown Marriott in lower Manhattan, will promote innovative court-community responses toward eradication of who he calls a modern-day scourge […]

Oct 1, 2015

Chief judge announces judicial steps to reform bail

The state’s chief judge on Thursday announced a series of steps the judiciary will soon take to speed up trials in New York City and reduce the number of people waiting behind bars before trial because they can’t afford bail. Those efforts will include appointing a justice in each of the five boroughs to review […]

Jun 30, 2015

Chief judge names salary commission appointees

New York City attorney Sheila L. Birnbaum and the Hon. Barry A. Cozier, formerly of the appellate bench, are Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s 2015 appointees to the Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation. The commission is an independent body established every four years to examine and make salary recommendations for New York state’s judges, […]

May 22, 2015

Defenders recognize Judge Lippman for his advocacy

Slowing down is not part of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s plans for the remainder of his tenure as head of the state’s court system. “I think there’s a lot to do and I certainly don’t intend to rest for one second in those seven months,” he told The Daily Record on Wednesday during a visit […]

May 12, 2015

Process underway to replace Lippman

Notice is in hand and the wheels are beginning to turn in the process to replace the state’s top judge. Andrew Klein, the clerk of the state Court of Appeals, has officially notified the Commission on Judicial Nomination, in an April 15 letter, that Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s term on the state’s highest court will […]

May 5, 2015

Lippman ushers in new era of lawyer licensing

  The uniform bar examination will be fully adopted by New York state, beginning with the July 2016 test, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced today. “New York’s carefully considered decision to adopt the UBE is a huge step towards a national, uniform bar exam for the entire country,” Lippman told a packed Court of Appeals […]

Mar 30, 2015

Attorney discipline committee members named

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman on Monday announced the members of the new Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline. Chaired by Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti and made up of leaders from New York’s bench and bar, the commission will conduct a comprehensive review of the state’s attorney disciplinary system to determine what is working well […]

Mar 16, 2015

Assembly taking up criminal justice reform

Most people agree improvements can be made to the criminal justice system, but differ on what should be done to increase public trust and confidence. The topic of “Criminal Justice Reform” was taken up last week in a public hearing by the state Assembly committees on codes and the judiciary, along with the state Black, […]

Feb 23, 2015

UBE comments deadline extended

The deadline to submit comments on a proposal for New York to adopt a uniform bar exam has been extended an additional three days to March 4, when a fourth public hearing will be conducted. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s Advisory Committee on the Uniform Bar Examination, chaired by Court of Appeals Judge Jenny Rivera, will […]

Sep 30, 2014

Assessing unmet civil legal services needs

In a short period of time, Julie Longmore of Onondaga County went from newlywed to battered wife. Punches and kicks from her spouse became common. Over the years, she was alienated from family and friends and her finances came under his exclusive control. “I was trapped,” she said Monday, talking to a panel in Rochester, […]

Aug 27, 2014

Legal services task force seeks public comment

Education will be the focus Sept. 29 when Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman comes to Rochester as part of his fifth annual round of hearings to evaluate the continuing unmet civil legal services needs throughout the state.

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