Category: New York Court System

The Six Types of Prerogative Writs

A prerogative writ is an official order issued by a court directing the behavior of a lower court, an agency, a specific official, or another branch of government. Traditionally, prerogative writs were available only to the English monarch, but in recent years, they have been adapted to be used by legal courts. Prerogative writs are… Read more »

How COVID-19 Is Impacting NYC Courts

How COVID-19 Is Impacting NYC Courts

COVID-19 has impacted every area of our lives, and that includes the state and federal court systems here in New York City. For individuals who are currently dealing with court cases—whether they be jurors, defendants, or plaintiffs—the fate of your case may seem uncertain. While news is changing every day, we have put together a… Read more »

Excellence Initiative Is Reducing New York’s Court Backlog

New York state’s judiciary has struggled to combat a growing backlog of old court cases for years, but a recent effort lead by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore may finally be reversing that trend. In 2016, DiFiore launched her trademark Excellence Initiative, which calls for a “detailed and comprehensive evaluation of current court processes and procedures… Read more »