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Judge Prudenti leaving court system

Chief Administrative Judge Gail A. Prudenti is leaving the New York State Unified Court System. She is seen here testifying in late February before the state Legislature, defending the judiciary’s proposed 2015-16 budget. NYS Senate Photography

  Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti is retiring from the state Unified Court System, effective Thursday, after 23 distinguished years on the bench. She will be taking a position as executive director for the Center for Children, Families and ...

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Courts publish judicial voter guide

The New York State Unified Court System’s 2013 online voter guide for the public is now available. The guide, at, includes information about candidates for elective judicial office who have chosen to participate. It contains biographical information provided by ...

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NYS Unified Court System travel expenses checked by audit

The state comptroller’s office and New York State Unified Court System are working on a corrective plan after an audit of travel expenses said some rules were not followed. The travel expenses of one particular employee of the Unified Court ...

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Courts unveil public access guide

A “Public Access Guide” to local courts, created by the Seventh Judicial District, is now available on the Unified Court System’s website at The guide, according to district Administrative Judge Craig J. Doran, furthers the goal of advancing public ...

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State judiciary presents another austere budget

The state’s fiscal constraints, coupled with the costs of Hurricane Sandy, were taken into consideration by the Unified Court System, which Friday presented another austere budget proposal to the governor and Legislature. The judiciary’s general fund operating budget request for ...

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Fund for court families

Many of the people affected by Hurricane Sandy, particularly downstate, are the state Unified Court System’s judges and non-judicial employees. Some, according to the courts, have lost their homes, while others have lost personal possession and have been displaced. To ...

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New state bar pro bono rules to be unveiled

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman is set to unveil the Unified Court System’s new 50-hour pro bono service requirement for New York bar admission Wednesday. Implementation of the new rule is being facilitated by the Advisory Committee on New York State ...

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Justice for sale?

The Administrative Board of the Courts has a stack of responses to review regarding a proposed rule change governing judicial campaign donations. Ninety-one responses were received during the comment period that ended April 29, according to David Bookstaver, director of communications for the Unified Court System.

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Vigdor tapped for ‘pro bono’ advice

Rochester attorney Justin Vigdor on Tuesday was one of several attorneys tapped by New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to serve on an advisory council “to promote a sea change in the already strong pro bono culture ...

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