York State Bar Association President Henry M. Greenberg issued the following
statement today in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal, included in the Executive budget,
to restructure the state’s court system.
“The New York
State Bar Association applauds Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his support of court
modernization. The present system, with its 11 trial courts, is confusing for
litigants, costly for taxpayers and makes case management difficult. We are
grateful to the governor and Chief Judge Janet DiFiore for their support, and our
association stands ready to help in any way we can to make this proposal a
New York State Bar Association
The New York
State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the
nation. Since 1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law, educated and
informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New
Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.
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