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Aug 5, 2019

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to receive Columbia Business School award

New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore is among the 2019 recipients of Columbia Business School’s Deming Cup, something traditionally reserved for leaders in the for-profit business world. She is the first government official to receive the award in its 10-year history. The award recognizes DiFiore’s pursuit of excellence throughout the New York State Unified […]

Feb 21, 2018

Justice Troutman appointed to Commission

New York state Chief Judge Janet DiFiore has appointed Justices Shirley Troutman and Troy K. Webber to co-chair the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission, which works to promote equal participation and equal justice for minorities in the court system. Richard B. Lowe III, former presiding justice in the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, First […]

Nov 20, 2017

Despite convention vote, Chief Judge seeking court reform

In the aftermath of the vote rejecting a New York state constitutional convention, which might have provided a pathway to judicial reforms, Chief Justice Janet DiFiore is now planning to explore legislative avenues to changes. DiFiore has announced that the task force created in July 2016 to study the potential benefits to the courts of […]

Sep 7, 2017

NY Task Force created to help Harvey victims

New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore has formed a task force to mobilize pro bono legal assistance efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims and to provide support to the Texas Judiciary. The New York State Task Force on Legal Assistance Related to Hurricane Harvey includes experts in a range of legal and administrative issues related to […]

Sep 27, 2016

Hearing will focus on legal services for the poor

New York’s top judge has scheduled a hearing on the statewide need for legal services by New Yorkers who can’t afford lawyers. Chief Judge Janet DiFiore will preside, with witnesses including former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman. He instituted several measures to help close what he and other court officials identified as the “enormous access to […]

Jan 21, 2016

Janet DiFiore confirmed for Court of Appeals

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Senate has confirmed longtime Westchester County prosecutor Janet DiFiore as New York’s chief judge. The voice vote, with no opposition, followed an hour of praise for the 60-year-old district attorney by both Republicans and Democrats. DiFiore, also a former trial court judge, has been Westchester’s top prosecutor for […]

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