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JOBS Act

Letter to the SEC commenting on proposed amendments to Rule 506 of Regulation D and Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 which would implement Section 201 (a) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 ( "JOBS Act") and eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising (October 2012) ( PDF format )
Letter to the SEC providing comments on regulatory initiatives under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the JOBS Act) (May 2012) ( PDF format )
Letter to the SEC providing comments on Title 1: Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (JOBS Act) (May 2012) ( PDF format )
Letter to the SEC providing comments on Title V: Private Company Flexibility and Growth of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (JOBS Act) (June 2012) ( PDF format )

Judge Advocates

Letter to Congress endorsing the amendment proposed by Sen. Graham to S.2400, Defense Authorization Act, which would allow the Judge Advocates to advise their command without political pressure ( PDF format )

Judicial Administration

The Assignment of Judges In the Criminal Term of the Supreme Court in New York County

Judicial Campaigns

Comments regarding proposed Rule 151, dealing with campaign donations to judges (March 2011) ( PDF format )

Judicial Conduct

Amicus Brief, Spargo v. Commission on Judicial Conduct ( PDF format )
First Amendment Considerations for Judicial Campaigns: The Impact of Republican Party of Minnesota v. White on the New York State Code of Judicial Conduct ( PDF format )
Letter to the ABA commenting on the ABA's draft report on proposed changes to the Code of Judicial Conduct ( PDF format )
Letter to the ABA Joint Commission on Evaluation of the Model Code of Judicial Conduct commenting on the Commission's proposed changes to Canons 1 and 2 ( PDF format )

Judicial Hearing Officers

Letter to Chief Administrative Judge Pfau regarding putting safeguards in place for the use of JHOs (May 2008) ( PDF format )

Judicial Independence

President Betsy Plevan's Statement on Judicial Independence ( PDF format )

Judicial Nominations, Commission on

Letter regarding proposed revisions to the Rules of the State of New York Commission on Judicial Nominations (September 2009) ( PDF format )
Report on A.309 which would direct the Commission on Judicial Nominations to forward to the governor all 'well qualified' candidates for associate judge and/or chief judge (Reissued February 2011) ( PDF format )

Judicial Retirement

Statement in Support of Proposal 6: A State Constitutional Amendment to Raise the Retirement Age for Certain Judges (October 2013) ( PDF format )

Judicial Salaries

Letter to Governor Pataki asking that he urge the New York State Legislature to immediately a judicial salary increase with a corresponding mechanism that provides for future periodic increases for New York State’s judges (November 2006) ( PDF format )
Letter to Governor Paterson in support of legislation to create a special commission on judicial compensation (November 24, 2010) ( PDF format )
Letter to the New York State Legislature urging that it enact a judicial salary increase for New York State judges (April 2007) ( PDF format )
Letter to the New York State Legislature urging that it enact a judicial salary increase with a corresponding mechanism that provides for future periodic increases for New York State’s judges (March 2008) ( PDF format )
Letter to the New York State Legislature urging that it pass legislation providing for judicial raises during the present legislative session ( PDF format )
Report to New York State Judicial Compensation Commission (with testimony) (July 2011) ( PDF format )

Judicial Selection

Amicus Brief: Lopez Torres v. New York State Board of Elections (US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit) ( PDF format )
Amicus Brief: New York State Board of Elections v. Lopez Torres (US Supreme Court, July 2007) ( PDF format )
Comments on Proposed OCA Rules Changes Based Upon the Reports of the Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections ( PDF format )
Judicial Selection Methods in the State of New York: A Guide to Understanding and Getting Involved in the Selection Process (March 2014) ( PDF format )
Recommendation on the Selection of Judges and the Improvement of the Judicial System in New York ( PDF format )
Recommendations on the Selection of Judges and the Improvement of the Judicial Selection System in New York State (December 2006) ( PDF format )
Testimony Before State Senate Judiciary Committee Regarding Judicial Selection Proposals ( PDF format )

Judicial Service

How to Become a Judge ( PDF format )

Judicial Terms

Report in Support of Ten-Year Renewal Terms for Housing Court Judges (March 2011) ( PDF format )
Report on S.4878-A which would extend the reappointment term of Housing Court Judges from five to ten years after the initial five year appointment (July 2011) ( PDF format )

Judiciary Budget

Oral Testimony of the New York City Bar Association Before the Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2011-2012 Executive Budget Proposal February 9, 2011 ( PDF format )

Jurisdiction Stripping

Checks and Balances: Congressional Restriction of Federal Court Jurisdiction ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress regarding a number of bills currently pending in the Senate all of which would restrict federal court jurisdiction over various types of cases and constitutional issues ( PDF format )

Juror Privacy

Letter to OCA responding to an inquiry from the Commission on the Jury regarding juror privacy and the right of access to judicial proceedings ( PDF format )

Jury Instructions, Criminal

Report on the Proposed Supplemental Model Justification Charges of the Office of Court Administration’s Criminal Jury Instructions 2d. ( PDF format )

Justice Courts

Executive Summary: Task Force on Town and Village Courts ( PDF format )
Memorandum and Recommendations on Justice Court Technology ( PDF format )
Recommendations Related to Training for Town and Village Justices and Court Clerks ( PDF format )
Recommendations Relating to Assisting Town and Village Justices ( PDF format )
Report on A.5899/S.4091 providing defendants in criminal cases in Town and Village Courts the right to elect to appear in front of a judge who is a lawyer (November 2009) ( PDF format )
Task Force on Town and Village Courts Recommendations Relating to Structure and Organization of Town & Village Courts ( PDF format )

Justice Department

Statement to the Obama Administration's transition team regarding renewing the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department (December 2008) ( PDF format )


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