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Administration of The Unified Court System


Hon. Jonathan Lippman | Hon. A. Gail Prudenti | Hon. Lawrence K. Marks | Hon. Fern A. Fisher | Hon. Michael V. Coccoma | Ronald Younkins, Esq.



Chief Judge LippmanHon. Jonathan Lippman is the Chief Judge of the State of New York. In that role, he serves as the Chief Judicial Officer of the State and the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals. The Chief Judge establishes Statewide standards and administrative policies after consulting with the Administrative Board of the Courts and approval by the Court of Appeals.

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Judge Prudenti photoHon. A. Gail Prudenti is the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts. On behalf of the Chief Judge, the Chief Administrative Judge supervises the administration and operation of the State's trial courts.

For further information call 212-428-2120.



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Lawrence Marks, Esq.Hon. Lawrence K. Marks is the First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge. He assists the Chief Administrative Judge in all aspects of the administration and operation of the state court system. In that role, he also coordinates the court system's efforts at improving management of its caseloads and eliminating case backlogs.

For further information call 212-428-2884.


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Judge FisherHon. Fern A. Fisher is the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for the New York City Courts. Judge Fisher is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the trial-level courts located in New York City. Judge Fisher works with the Administrative Judges of the various courts in New York City in order to allocate and assign judicial and nonjudicial personnel resources to meet the needs and goals of those courts. Judge Fisher also serves as the Director of the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program, providing oversight in developing and implementing programs to assure meaningful access to justice for all.

For further information call 646-386-4200.

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Hon. Michael V. CoccomaHon. Michael V. Coccoma is the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for the Courts outside New York City. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the trial-level courts located outside New York City. He works with local Administrative Judges to allocate and assign judicial and nonjudicial personnel resources to meet the needs and goals of the State-paid trial-level courts. He is also responsible for overseeing the local Town and Village Courts.

For more information call 518-453-8650.

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Ronald Younkins, Esq.Ronald Younkins, Esq. , is the Executive Director of the Office of Court Administration. Mr. Younkins supervises the OCA divisions of Human Resources, Financial Management, Technology, Professional and Court Services, Public Safety, Public Affairs, Communications, Jury Services, Court Research, Court Facilities, Administrative Services, and Justice Court Support.

For further information call 212-428-2126.

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For additional information on the Executive Officers and for information on Supervising and Administrative Judges, see the Administrative Directory.