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Finally, More Judges Headed to ‘Desperately Overstretched’ New York Family Courts

7/5/2022

Finally, More Judges Headed to ‘Desperately Overstretched’ New York Family Courts

New York lawmakers have agreed to add six judges to the Family Court bench along with 14 new Supreme Court justices spread across the state.

New York Governor, Lawmakers To Decide If Family Court Attorneys Will Get a Raise After 18 Years

4/1/2022

New York Governor, Lawmakers To Decide If Family Court Attorneys Will Get a Raise After 18 Years

Last-minute budget negotiations between the New York statehouse and governor’s office could result in increasing Family Court attorneys’ pay for the first time in years.

New York’s Top Judge Resigns

2/22/2022

NY’s Chief Judge Calls for Streamlined Courts and Higher Pay for Child and Parent Lawyers

New York's Chief Judge Janet DiFiore recently called for a simplified court structure and higher pay for attorneys who represent children and low-income adults.

Top Judge For New York City’s Child Welfare and Juvenile Delinquency Courts To Retire

10/1/2021

Top Judge For New York City’s Child Welfare and Juvenile Delinquency Courts To Retire

New York City’s top family court judge Jeanette Ruiz is stepping down, following a six-year tenure heading one of the nation’s busiest family courts.

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New Hampshire Judge David King awarded by peers.

7/29/2021

Peers Award New Hampshire Juvenile, Family Court Judge David King

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has recognized family court judge David King with its Justice Innovation Award.

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2/24/2021

The Virtues of Virtual

The Kings County Family Court Building in Brooklyn. Photo: Hiram Duran
Since last March, judges and lawyers in youth and family courts across New York state have been scrambling, like judicial officers around the country, to keep their cases moving along on virtual platforms.

    3/16/2020

    New York City Court’s Coronavirus Plan Might Mean Longer Stays in Foster Care or Youth Detention

    New pandemic directives from New York City court officials may lead to longer stays in juvenile detention or foster care for some young people, The Imprint has learned.  A coronavirus response plan going into effect tomorrow describes how each borough will establish emergency courtrooms for high-stakes family hearings: newly filed juvenile delinquency cases, when pre-trial detention for youth will be contested; and certain child abuse and neglect hearings where a foster care placement is being challenged.

    9/30/2019

    This 23-Year-Old’s Newborn Was Taken by the Government. Here’s How She Got Her Back.

    At around nine o’clock on a Tuesday morning, two days after giving birth to her second child, Vanessa left a hospital in Queens, New York, and boarded the subway. She was headed to the borough’s courthouse on a mission: to regain custody of her newborn daughter.

    5/8/2019

    Hearings: The Day I Became a Family Defense Lawyer

    This week, a forthcoming major study will demonstrate that high-quality, legal representation of parents by institutional providers in New York City got children with their families four months faster than those parents represented by solo practitioners.