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Benchmarks: Journal of the New York State Unified Court System

Fall 2006

Did You Know?

Who was the first official reporter in the United States?

George Caines (1771-1825), appointed by the New York State Supreme Court pursuant to state legislation enacted in April 1804, was the first official reporter in the nation. Caines served in this position for only one year. He produced three volumes, known as “Caines’ Reports,” containing decisions from May 1803 to November 1805. Cases reported by Caines from other New York courts are in volumes entitled “Caines’ Cases.” Caines resumed his law practice in New York City when his term as official reporter ended.

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Contents bullet point Second “Mega-Courthouse” Opens bullet point Justice Court Reforms bullet point Street Corners Renamed for Court Officers bullet point School in New Court Complex bullet point Mental Health Courts bullet point Domestic Violence Awareness Month bullet point Judge Smith Retires bullet point Judge Rosenblatt Retires bullet point Virtual Library Services bullet point Court Programs Broadcast Online bullet point Wi-Fi in the Courts bullet point Deputy Chief Support Magistrate bullet point Court Construction Update bullet point Marian Wright Edelman Addresses Conference bullet point Historic Courthouses and Trials bullet point Did You Know? bullet point Judicial Institute (JI) Program Highlights bullet point JI Legal Updates


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