The purpose of the Committee on State Court Counsel is to
provide support for attorneys who work within the state courts, and improve
communication between the commercial bar and those attorneys within the court
system. The Committee has also taken an
active role with the Commercial Division Law Clerks, focusing on being a
resource for them both in terms of professional assistance during their
clerkships, and in their post-clerkship employment efforts. The Committee also solicits suggestions from
both the bench and the bar on ways in which attorneys in the court system can
better serve the legal community.
Among the Committee’s previous programs was a CLE program
developed to address issues in electronic discovery for court attorneys, with a
focus on how those issues impact case administration and discovery
conferences. The Committee also
developed a multi-class CLE program on the application of mediation skills in
settlement and discovery conferences.
The Committee also designed and staffed a CLE program, aimed at
practitioners, on appearing before the Commercial Division.
The Committee has and welcomes new membership from law
clerks, court attorneys, referees and private practitioners.
The Committee on State Court Counsel is
Co-Chaired by Deborah E. Edelman, Supreme Court of State of New York, New York City firstname.lastname@example.org and Hon. Melissa A. Crane, Manhattan Criminal Court, New York City email@example.com.