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New York’s Top Judge Resigns


New York’s Top Judge Resigns

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, who presides over New York's courts, announced her resignation early this week.

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


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’s Top Judge Resigns


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.


Manhattan Family Court Clerk Suspended After Allegations She Directed Racial Slurs At 15-year-old During Hearing

A quote from the novelist James Baldwin inside New York County Family Court in lower Manhattan. Credit: Hiram Alejandro Durán
A Manhattan Family Court clerk has been suspended without pay pending an investigation into allegations she used a racial slur describing a Black 15-year-old in a court hearing Thursday. 

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More Services Or Better Legal Support For Accused Parents? New York Officials and Advocates Divided on What’s Best

A statehouse hearing on child welfare last week began with Brooklyn Assembly member Latrice Walker (D) comparing the Trump administration’s family separation policies at the nation’s border to New York’s foster care practices.