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2014


April:


• New York City Family Court congratulates Chief Clerk George Cafasso on being honored with the 2014 Bernard Botein Award, presented to non-judicial personnel in the First Department "for outstanding contributions to the administration of the courts."



2013


July:


• Bronx County Family Court opens its new Help Center, conveniently located on the first floor of the courthouse. A dedicated bi-lingual (Spanish-language speaking) "Greeter" helps visitors navigate the many resource options available. This "one-stop" facility allows clients to consult with a volunteer attorney, when available, file a petition, appear before a Referee, and receive a copy of a court order all without having to travel to any other office within the building. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge for the services.




March:


• New & Improved NYC Family Court website launched.

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2012


March:


• The NYC Bar Association releases an updated Introductory Guide to the NYC Family Court.

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2010


April:


NYC Family Court Activity/Coloring Book (pdf) available online.

• Procedure for Requesting a "Confidential Address" in New York City Family Court made available.


February:


• New Report: Plan For The Future of The New York City Family Court (pdf).

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2009


May:


• Effective May 7, 2009 Hon. Edwina G. Richardson-Mendelson has been appointed Administrative Judge of the New York City Family Court, replacing Hon. Joseph M. Lauria who retired. Judge Richardson-Mendelson was appointed to the New York City Family Court in 2003, and has been the Supervising Judge of Queens Family Court since 2008.


January:


• Docketing of public assistance cases in the Child Support Enforcement Term (CSET) was ended. As of this date, all child support public assistance cases within NYC are handled in the New York County Family Court.

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2008


February:


• A new page is added to the NYC Family Court webpage listing terms used in Family Court.

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2007


September:


How to obtain copies of NYC Family Court transcripts is now available on the New York City Family Court web page. Get access to detailed information and instructions, forms, contact information and a list of the transcription agencies.


March:


• New York City Family Court is sponsoring a Child Support and Paternity information session on Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2007 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the New York County Family Court 60 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10013 4th Floor.

The presentation is intended to assist self-represented litigants involved in paternity or support proceedings in the NYC Family Court by providing useful information about the law and court procedures related to these types of cases, but is open to anyone interested in learning about these topics.


February:


• New York City Family Court is sponsoring a Child Support and Paternity information session on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Bronx County Family Court 900 Sheridan Ave. Bronx, NY 10451 6th Floor.

• The video What You Need to Know About Child Support Hearings and Services is made available on the NYC Family Court web page.


January:


• NYC Family Court web page for Spanish language users launched.

• New York City Family Court is sponsoring a Child Support and Paternity information session on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Kings County Family Court 330 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 6th Floor.

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2006


October:


• Needy Families Get Free Legal Advice from Law Firm Attorneys. New Initiative in Brooklyn Family Court Connects Self-Represented Litigants with Pro Bono Legal Expertise.


Summer:


Future Court Appearance System - Family Court is provided as a FREE public service by the New York State Unified Court System.


July:


• New York County Family Court will operate Night Court on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Parties may file new and supplemental petitions for the following case types: Family Offense, Custody/Visitation, Guardianship and Paternity/Support.

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2005


Summer:


The Family Justice Center opened in Brooklyn. The center will allow victims of domestic violence to access comprehensive services more easily by placing dedicated domestic violence prosecutors and service providers in the same location.

The center is one of 15 models created nationally to establish best practices and reduce domestic violence in the United States.


July:


• New Kings County court building opened in downtown Brooklyn.


Spring:


• NYC Family Court web site launched.

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