NYC Housing Court Begins To Tackle Caseload Concerns

By Emma Whitford (March 23, 2022, 9:11 PM EDT) -- New York City and housing court officials have begun discussing strategies to lighten the load for overburdened tenant attorneys across the five boroughs, including longer adjournments in eviction cases, though concrete plans have not been implemented.

One idea is to assign court staffers to help weed out certain superfluous cases before they reach an intake calendar, according to the state's Office of Court Administration. Judges could also be directed to adjourn certain cases for four to six weeks, providing extra time for tenants to match with a free lawyer.

Office of Court Administration spokesperson Lucian Chalfen told Law360 in an email...

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