THE CHIEF JUDGE’S HEARINGS ON CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES IN NEW YORK
2021 PRESENTER LIST | HEARING NOTICE  
The Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and the State of New York, Janet DiFiore, held a statewide public hearing to evaluate the continuing unmet civil legal needs of low-income New Yorkers. This year’s hearing will focus on the significance of accessible, publicly funded civil legal services in confronting the continuing civil justice crisis resulting from or worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. The Chief Judge will report to the Legislature, as requested in its June 2010 Joint Resolution, on the information obtained at the hearing and on the continuing work of the New York State Permanent Commission on Access to Justice.  
 

Chief Judge DiFiore was joined on the hearing panel by the four Presiding Justices of the Appellate Division: Hon. Rolando T. Acosta (First Department), Hon. Hector LaSalle (Second Department), Hon. Elizabeth A. Garry (Third Department), and Hon. Gerald J. Whalen (Fourth Department), as well as the Chief Administrative Judge, Hon. Lawrence K. Marks, and the President of the New York State Bar Association, T. Andrew Brown.

 

 
2020 PRESENTER LIST | HEARING NOTICE  
The Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and the State of New York, Janet DiFiore, held a statewide public hearing to evaluate the continuing unmet civil legal needs of low-income New Yorkers. This year’s hearing focused on the significance of accessible, publicly funded civil legal services in confronting the civil justice crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chief Judge will report to the Legislature, as requested in its June 2010 Joint Resolution, on the information obtained at the hearing and on the continuing work of the New York State Permanent Commission on Access to Justice.  

 

The Chief Judge was joined on the hearing panel by the four Presiding Justices of the Appellate Division: Hon. Rolando T. Acosta (First Department), Hon. Alan D. Scheinkman (Second Department), Hon. Elizabeth A. Garry (Third Department), and Hon. Gerald J. Whalen (Fourth Department), as well as the Chief Administrative Judge, Hon. Lawrence K. Marks, and the President of the New York State Bar Association, Scott M. Karson.