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December 14, 2006
Testimony of Daniel R. Murdock
Public Hearing on the State Justice Courts Customwriting essays | Do My Paper with Turninpaper.com

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In New York ..."only the town and village Justice Courts are funded and administered by the sponsoring localities rather than the State, and thus operate without the comprehensive oversight of the New York State Judiciary and Office of Court Administration." Rather than being part of a single statewide trial court, the Justice Courts are, as the Action Plan aptly put it, "nearly 1,300 individually operated instrumentalities of government". And, finally, almost three-quarters of the justices are non-lawyers.

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Related Information

Action Plan for Justice Courts NYS Office of Court Administration
(PDF; 372kb)

NYS Office of Court Administration Town and Village Justice Court Website
New York State Magistrates Association Website
New York Times link for Town and Village Justice Court articles
NYS Office of Court Adminstrion Action Plan for Town and Village Courts
Town and Village Justice Courts Website
New York State Magistrates Association

REPORT

February, 2008
Town and Village Justice Courts Task Force Report

TESTIMONY

December 14 , 2006
Testimony of Daniel R. Murdock; Public Hearing on the State Justice Courts


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