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Access to Justice in NY (Reports)

01/2013 NY State Courts Access to Justice Program 2012 Report
01/2012 NY State Courts Access to Justice Program 2011 Report
01/2011 NY State Courts Access to Justice Program 2010 Report
03/2009 Expanding Access to Justice in NY State: A Ten-Year Report, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiative

Addiction

2002-2007 Lawyer Assistance Trust Publications


Administration

2012-2013 Budgets
1998-2012 State of Judiciary Addresses
2001-2012 Law Day Addresses
1997-2010 Annual Reports of the Chief Administrator
02/2007 Court Restructuring in New York State, The Promise of
02/2004 Report of the Commission on Public Access to Court Records
05/2003 Transcripts from Public Hearings on Public Access
Court Guides (general information about courts, by location)

Adoption

2010-2012 Annual Adoption Report: 2012 | 2011 | 2010

2009 2009 Report to the Governor and the Legislature, Pursuant to Section 112-a (3) of the Domestic Relations Law, Concerning Expedited Calendaring of Adoption Proceedings

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  Community Dispute Resolution Centers Annual Reports
2012 Standards of Conduct for Mediators
2014 Resolving Your Case Through Mediation
More ADR Publications

Americans with Disabilities

  ADA Fact Sheet

Annual Reports of the Chief Administrator

2013-1997 Annual Reports of the Chief Administrator

Appellate Courts

2012 Court of Appeals Rules of Practice
2005 Annual Report of the Court of Appeals
2004 Guide for Counsel in Cases to be Argued
before the New York State Court of Appeals
2004 Guide to Civil Practice - Appellate Division, Second Department
1996 Centennial Brochure, Appellate Division, First Department
1996 Court of Appeals Rules of Practice

Assigned Counsel

2005 Commission on the Future of Indigent Defense Services, Interim Report
12/2000 Assigned Counsel Compensation in New York: A Growing Crisis, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives
2000 Ensuring Equal Justice For All Demands An Increase in Assigned Counsel Rates - www.nysba.org

Attorneys

2007 Lawyers’ Code of Professional Responsibility
2006 Report of the Commission to Examine Solo and Small Firm Practice
2000 Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession, Commission on; Action Plan
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Children

05/2013 Keeping Kids In School and Out of Court: Report and Recommendations - New York City School-Justice Partnership Task Force
2011 Child Welfare Court Data Metrics 2
12/2007 Law Guardian Preliminary Report of the Chief Administrative Judge Pursuant to Chapter 626 of the Laws of 2007
2006 Introducing Child Permanency Mediation in NY State: Implementing a Multi-Site Pilot Project
2006 The Child in Child Welfare and the Courts: New York State Court and Child Welfare 2006 Data Book
2006 The Essential Advocate: Using CASA's to Promote Child Well-Being

(Reprinted with the permission of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Juvenile and Family Justice Today, Vol. 15, No. 2).
2005 Children Adrift: Addressing the Educational Needs of New York's Foster Children
2004 Opening the Door to Early Intervention for Abused and Neglected Children: A New CAPTA Requirement
2004 Building Bridges for Infants in Foster Care: The Babies Can't Wait Initiative
2004 Ensuring the Healthy Development of Foster Children
2004 Ensuring the Healthy Development of Infants in Foster Care: A Guide for Judges, Advocates and Child Welfare Professionals
2001 Improving the Odds for the Healthy Development of Young Children in Foster Care
2001 Early Intervention and Early Childhood Programs: Essential Tools for Child Welfare Advocacy
1998-2001 Report to the Court of Appeals on the New York State Court Improvement Project (The Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children)
Second Interim Report - 2001
First Interim Report - 1998
2000 Connecting Healthy Development and Permanency: A Pivotal Role for Child Welfare Professionals
2000 Safeguarding Foster Children's Rights to Health Services

Supporting Family Safety | (For Muslim Families)
2000 Harnessing the Hidden Influence of the Courts to Enhance the Healthy Development of Foster Children
1999 Promise of Early Intervention for Foster Children and their Families
1991-1996 Accomplishments: New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children - Five Year Report
1996 Courts' Role Beyond the Courtroom: A Case Study of New York's Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children and Early Intervention

Civil Courts

2014 Help Center Brochure (NYC)
2014 Help Center for Un-Represented Individuals (NYC), Guide to the: English | Spanish | Chinese
07/2012 New York City Landlords & Owners Questions & Answers About Housing Court
11/2011 New York City Tenants: Questions & Answers
About Housing Court
2010 Dispute Resolution Through Mediation
2009 Implementing New York’s Civil Voir Dire Law And Rules
2006 How To Prepare for a Landlord-Tenant Trial (NYC):
English | Spanish
11/2005 How to Try or Defend a Civil Case When You Don't Have a Lawyer (NYC): English | Spanish
Collecting Rent (NYC Civil Court video)
Coloring Book, NYC Civil Court
Getting Repairs and Services (NYC video):
English | Spanish
Resolution Part (an introduction to NYC Housing Court, video): English | Spanish
Small Claims Court Guide, NYC, Nassau and Suffolk Counties: English | Chinese | Spanish
Small Claims Forms Video

Civil Legal Services

see Access to Justice in NY (Reports)

Civil Practice

2005 Comprehensive Civil Justice Program
Report & Appendices
1999 Supreme Court Civil Motion Practice Survey

Commercial Division

06/2012 The Chief Judge's Task Force on
Commercial Litigation in the 21st Century
- Report
03/1998-07/2011 Commercial Division Law Report
05/2008 In the Commercial Division - Four Critical Areas of Pretrial Practice
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
2006 Commercial Division Focus Groups Report

Continuing Legal Education

2006 CLE Board Regulations and Guidelines

Court Innovation

2008-2010 Journal of Court Innovation
2005 From the Benches and Trenches,
Justice in Red Hook
10/2003 The New York State Adult Drug Court Evaluation
2003 What Makes a Domestic Violence Court Work? Lessons From New York
06/2000 New York's Problem-Solving Courts Provide Meaningful Alternatives to Traditional Remedies
More Center for Court Innovation Publications

Court Interpreting

06/2011 Court Interpreter Action Plan
04/2006 Court Interpreting Action Plan

Court Security

10/2005 Task Force on Court Security, Report to the Chief Administrative Judge, 2005, Report


Court Structure

09/2010 New York State Courts: An Introductory Guide
11/2009 The Bronx Criminal Division: Merger After Five Years
2007 Court Restructuring in New York State, The Promise of
2002 Budgetary Impact of Trial Court Restructuring

Criminal Court

2004-2010 Annual Report, Criminal Court of the City of New York: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
11/2009 The Bronx Criminal Division: Merger After Five Years
2008-2012 Criminal Court of the City of New York's Drug Court Initiative, Annual Reports

Criminal Law

11/2009 The Bronx Criminal Division: Merger After Five Years
2009 Criminal Justice System Handbook: English | Spanish | French | Korean
11/2008 The Future of Probation in New York State, Report on
1996-2004 Criminal Jury Instructions
11/2004 The Complete Search Warrant
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Divorce (see also Matrimonial, below)

Uncontested Divorce Booklet (for Individuals without Children under 21)
Uncontested Divorce Package (for Individuals with Children under 21)
Uniform Rules

Domestic Violence

04/2009 Immigration and Domestic Violence: A Short Guide for New York State Judges
2008 Domestic Violence: Finding Safety & Support
2006 Lawyers Manual on Domestic Violence: Representing the Victim
2002 Dutchess County Domestic Violence Bench Manual


Drug Treatment Courts

2004-2010 Drug Court Initiative Annual Reports —
2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
02/2006 Queens Misdemeanor Treatment Court (QMTC) Handbook: English | Spanish
(QMTC) Handbook Supplement
08/2005 (MMTC) Handbook Supplement
04/2005 Misdemeanor Brooklyn Treatment Court (MBTC) Handbook: English | Spanish
04/2005 Screening and Treatment Enhancement Part (STEP – Brooklyn) Handbook: English | Spanish
11/2004 (SITC) Handbook Supplement
08/2004 Staten Island Treatment Court (SITC) Handbook: English
2003 The New York State Adult Drug Court Evaluation
2003 Manhattan Misdemeanor Treatment Court (MMTC) Handbook: English | Spanish
2000 Addiction, Confronting the Cycle of
2000 Drug Treatment Report: The Second Year
2000 Manhattan Treatment Court (MTC) Handbook: English | Spanish
2000 (MTC) Handbook Supplement
(MBTC) Handbook Supplement
(STEP) Handbook Supplement
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Electronic Discovery

02/2010 Electronic Discovery in the New York State Courts

Electronic Filing

2012 Electronic Filing in Criminal Actions and Proceedings
2012 Electronic Filing in Family Court Article Three and Article Ten Proceedings
2011 eFiling in the NY State Courts: Report of the Chief Administrative Judge to the Governor, the Chief Judge, and the State Legislature, Report
2002 Report on the NYS Unified Court System Filing by Electronic Means and Facsimile Transmission Pilot Programs

Emergency Planning

2002 Public Health Legal Manual, NYS

Environmental Action Plan

11/2008 Green Justice - An Environmental Action Plan for the NY State Court System

Ethics Commission

2005 Ethics Commission - 2005 Annual Report
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Family Law

02/2012 Introductory Guide to the New York City Family Court
  Family Court Statistics:
2012 | 2011 | 2010
2010 NYC Family Court Annual Report
12/2007 Law Guardian Preliminary Report of the Chief Administrative Judge Pursuant to Chapter 626 of the Laws of 2007

Fee Dispute, (Attorney-Client)

2010 Annual Reports

Fiduciary and Guardianship Matters

05/2012 MHL Article 81- Collected Cases
12/2007 Law Guardian Preliminary Report of the Chief Administrative Judge Pursuant to Chapter 626 of the Laws of 2007
04/2005 Best Practices, Guardianship Proceedings, Second Judicial Department
2005 Report of the Commission on Fiduciary Appointments Report, Appendices, & Survey
2004 Restoring Public Trust and Confidence: Fiduciary Appointment Reform in New York
2003 Guidelines for Guardians Ad Litem with Sample Reports and Forms
2001 Fiduciary Appointments in New York, the Special Inspector General’s Report
2001 Report of the Commission on Fiduciary Appointments

Foreclosures

Annual Report of the Chief Administrative Judge:
2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

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Historical Society

Online Library

Housing Court

07/2012 New York City Landlords & Owners Questions & Answers About Housing Court
10/2011 New York City Tenants: Questions & Answers About Housing Court
05/2006 How to Prepare for a Landlord-Tenant Trial: English | Spanish
Resolution Part (an introduction to NYC Housing Court, video): English | Spanish
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Immigration

2004 Immigration and Domestic Violence: A Short Guide for New York State Judges

Indigent Services

11/2012 Task Force to Expand Access To Civil Legal Services in New York, November 2012 Report to the Chief Judge of the State of New York: Report | Appendices
11/2011 Task Force to Expand Access To Civil Legal Services in New York, November 2011 Report to the Chief Judge of the State of New York: Report | Appendices
11/2010 Task Force to Expand Access To Civil Legal Services in New York, November 2010 Report to the Chief Judge of the State of New York: Report | Appendices
2006 Status of Indigent Defense in New York, Final Report(prepared for the Commission)
2005 Commission on the Future of Indigent Defense Services, Interim Report
1998 Funding Civil Legal Services for the Poor
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Judges

04/2009 Immigration and Domestic Violence: A Short Guide for New York State Judges
04/2007 "They Deserve Better" Unanimous Support For Judicial Compensation Reform
05/2007 Judicial Compensation in New York: A National Perspective, Report by the National Center for State Courts
Judicial Ethics Opinions

Judicial Elections

Annual Judicial Campaign Ethics Handbook
Annual NYS Court Voter Guide: English | Spanish | Chinese | Korean
2006 Final Report to the Chief Judge of the State of New York, Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial ElectionsReport & Appendices
2004 Report from the Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections, and Bundled Appendices
The Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commissions (IJEQCs) - Brochure

Judicial Ethics

2004 Advisory Opinions

Jury

2014 Third Annual Report Pursuant to Section 528 of the Judiciary Law (Jury Demographics)
2014 Second Annual Report Pursuant to Section 528 of the Judiciary Law (Jury Demographics)
2011 First Annual Report Pursuant to Section 528 of the Judiciary Law (Jury Demographics)
2009 Implementing New York’s Civil Voir Dire Law And Rules
04/2009 Jury Trial Innovations in New York State: A Practical Guide for Trial Judges
Jury Pool News
Best Practices for Jury System Operations
04/2005 Commission on the Jury-Town Hall Meeting Video
2005 Final Report of the Committees of the Jury Trial Project
1994 Jury Project: Report and AppendicesReport and Appendices
Jury Service in New York State (Guides for Employers and Employees)
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Landlord / Tenant

07/2012 New York City Landlords & Owners Questions & Answers About Housing Court
03/2012 Tenant Questions & Answers: Holdover Eviction Cases in New York State
10/2011 New York City Tenants: Questions & Answers About Housing Court
11/2011 Tenant Questions & Answers: Nonpayment Eviction Cases in New York State
05/2006 How to Prepare for a Landlord-Tenant Trial: English | Spanish

Lawyer Assistance Trust

2011 LAT Publications

Legal Services for Individuals with Low-Income or Modest Means

09/2011 The New York State Access to Justice Conference
2011 Surrogate’s Court Advisory Committee Reports
10/2010 Closing Statement of Justice Fern Fisher
01/2000 Assigned Counsel Compensation in New York: A Growing Crisis, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives
2000 Ensuring Equal Justice For All Demands An Increase in Assigned Counsel Rates, Hon. Juanita Bing Newton, New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Journal

Legislation

2012 Advisory Committee on Civil Practice Reports
2012 Advisory Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure Reports
2012 Family Court Advisory and Rules Committee Reports
2012 Local Courts Advisory Committee Reports
2012 Surrogate’s Court Advisory Committee Reports

Litigants

05/2006 Indigent Defense Commission, Public Hearing Transcripts
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Matrimonial

01/2006 Guidelines and Procedures for the Certification of Parent Education Programs
2006 Matrimonial Commission Report to the Chief Judge of the State of New York Report and Appendices
2004-2005 Matrimonial Commission, Public Hearing Transcripts, 2004-2005
Uncontested Divorce Booklet (for Individuals without Children under 21)
Uncontested Divorce Package (for Individuals with Children under 21)
Uniform Rules

Mediation

See Alternative Dispute Resolution

Minorities in the Courts

2004-2005 Findings from the Leadership Development Conferences: Courts for the 21st Century
2004-2005 Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission on Minorities Newsletters
2004-2005 On the Path to Equal Justice
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Newsletters

07/1999-03/2012 Library News-Appellate Division Law Library, Fourth Department
07/2008 PSC: Newsletter of New York State's Problem-Solving Courts
2000 to 2006 The New York Mediator
Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission on Minorities Newsletters
Historical Society Publications
Jury Pool News
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Pandemic Planning

Public Health Legal Manual, NYS

Parenting

04/2008 A Nationwide Survey of Mandatory Parent Education
2006 Guidelines and Procedures for the Certification of Parent Education Programs
2003 Proposed Guidelines, Standards and Requirements for Parent Education Programs
  Parent-Ed Publications page where additional publications are available

Press Releases

2003 Press Releases

Pro Bono Legal Assistance

01/2010 Best Practices for the Administration of Court-Sponsored Volunteer Lawyer For The Day Programs, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program
02/2008 Volunteer Lawyer for a Day Project Report, A Test of Unbundled Legal Services in the New York City Housing Court (Civil Court of the City of New York, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives and the New York City Bar
2004 Future of Pro Bono in New York - Volume 1: Report on the 2002 Pro Bono Activities of the New York State Bar
2004 Future of Pro Bono in New York - Volume 2: Report and Recommendations from the New York State Unified Court System's Pro Bono Convocations

ProBonoNY Bulletins


Probation

11/2008 The Future of Probation in New York State, Report on

Problem-Solving Courts

2004 Drug Court Initiative - 2004 Annual Report
2004 PSC: Newsletter of New York State's Problem-Solving Court
2000 Confronting the Cycle of Addiction
2000 Drug Treatment Report: The Second Year
Drug Court Handbook, Plattsburgh City Court

Center for Court Innovation Publications

2004 New York’s Problem-Solving Courts Provide Meaningful Alternatives to Traditional Remedies
2004 What Makes a Domestic Violence Court Work? Lessons From New York
2004 From the Benches and Trenches, Justice in Red Hook
2003 New York State Adult Drug Court Evaluation
Additional CCI Publications

Public Education About the Courts


Public Librarians' Portfolios: The information contained in this publication will enhance public librarians' knowledge about the court system and allow them to guide their patrons more effectively.

Email NYA2J@courts.state.ny.us to request these publications:

Religious Communities and the New York State Court System (2003)

Media Day in the Courts (2000)

 

Public Health Emergencies

2004 Public Health Legal Manual, NYS
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Self-Represented Litigants

03/2009 Expanding Access to Justice in New York State
03/2008 Facilitating Access Training Program Reference Manual - Volume 1
03/2008 Facilitating Access Training Program Reference Manual - Volume 2  (Frequently Asked Questions)
12/2005 Self-Represented Litigants: Characteristics, Needs and Services by the Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives
2005 "Self-Represented Litigants in the New York City Family Court and New York City Housing Court" (A DCAJ-JI Report)
2001 Unrepresented Litigants section of Access to Justice web page where additional publications are available
2001 Facilitating Access Committee: Final Report and Recommendations

Small Claims

2010 Small Claims Court Guide, NYC, Nassau and Suffolk Counties: English | Chinese | Spanish
Small Claims Handbook, City, Town & Village Courts
Small Claims Forms Video
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Teaching Tools

Citizenship and the Immigration Experience
Coloring Book, Family Court (statewide)
Coloring Book, NYC Civil Court: English | Spanish
Democracy in Action, Brochure for Teachers and Students
Fairness in the Classroom and the Courtroom
History and Judicial Review
Justice and the Jury Experience
Justice: The Constitution and the Criminal Courtroom
NYS UCS Activity Books
03/2005 Seventh Judicial District Activity Book for Children

Town & Village Courts

11/2006 Action Plan for the Justice Courts
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Unrepresented Litigants

12/2009 Best Practices for Court Help Centers and Programs to Assist Unrepresented Litigants, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program
01/2010 Facilitating Access Training Program Reference Manual: Volume 1, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program
01/2010 Facilitating Access Training Program Reference Manual: Volume 2, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program

12/2005 Self-Represented Litigants in the New York City Family Court and New York City Housing Court and Services for the Self-Represented in Town and Village Courts, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives
09/2001 Final Report and Recommendations of the Facilitating Access Committee, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives
09/2001 The New York State Access to Justice Conference
  Unrepresented Litigants section of Access to Justice web page where additional publications are available
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Women in the Courts

2011

Lawyer's Manual on Human Trafficking: Pursuing Justice for Victims

2004 Immigration and Domestic Violence: A Short Guide for New York State Judges
2002 Women in the Courts: A Work in Progress (15 Years After the Report of the New York Task Force on Women in the Courts
1999 On the Bench: Judicial Responses to Gender Bias
1997 Fair Speech: Gender Neutral Language in the Courts
1986 The Report of the New York Task Force on Women in the Courts (1986-not available in electronic format
03/96 Executive Summary of the Report of the New York Task Force on Women in the Courts
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