NY Bar Gets Behind Push To Streamline Court System

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 3:29 PM EDT) -- A fresh bid to simplify New York's byzantine court system by creating a unified, statewide trial court has received the blessing of the New York State Bar Association, which said Wednesday the move would save litigants more than $400 million per year.

The 77,000-attorney group backed a constitutional amendment — the language of which has not been made public — to do away with the "labyrinth" of 11 trial courts, put in place over more than a century, that has earned New York the reputation of...
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