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Judicial Family Resources

This page provides information and important links for judges and their families.


Judicial Family Institute
The Judicial Family Institute (JFI) is a national organization, affiliated with the National Center for State Courts, dedicated to informing and offering support to judicial families confronting the unique challenges of public life. Through educational programs, research, and their web site, JFI encourages the exchange of information and resources within the national judicial family community.

Benefit Information

Empire Plan Health Benefits (toll-free number 877-769-7447)

NYS College Savings Program

NYS Office of the State Comptroller (Retirement Benefits/toll-free number 866-805-0990)


WorkLife Assistance Program
The WorkLife Assistance Program is a free and confidential benefit that is available to all judges and nonjudicial employees and their family members for help with the various personal difficulties that everyone can encounter at some point in their lives. Help is available for almost any kind of problem. Professional counselors are available to offer free, confidential assistance, 24-hours a day, by calling 1-800-833-8707 or online at My CCA Online - Company Code is UCS.

New York State Lawyer Assistance Programs
Statewide resources and awareness about the prevention and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse among lawyers, judges and law students.

Safety Precautions from the UCS Department of Public Safety

Judicial Campaign Ethics Center
This is the central resource on campaign ethics for all judicial candidates.

Judicial Ethics Opinions
A collection of advisory opinions issued by the Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics

The Judicial Institute
The Judicial Institute provides a forum for judicial scholarship which includes continuing education seminars and conferences.