Stated Purpose/Mission Statement
New York State Bar Association Task Force on Family Court
Court caseloads across the state are at extraordinarily high levels. Legal
issues heard by Family Court judges include child abuse and neglect, adoption,
custody and visitation, domestic violence, guardianship, juvenile delinquency,
paternity, persons in need of supervision (PINS), maintenance, and child
support. Long delays are frequently experienced by practitioners and parties in
Family Court throughout the state.
order to identify and address issues necessary for the enhanced operation of
the Family Court, the Task Force will examine:
Whether more resources are needed for the Family Court and in what areas;
Whether better case management and staffing processes are necessary;
3) Whether the Family Court can make better use of
How Family Court operations can better serve families who come in contact with
5) How counsel are utilized in Family Court; and,
6) Other issues deemed relevant by the Task Force.
Task Force shall submit its report and recommendations to the Executive
Committee and/or House of Delegates, as directed by the President.
View the Task Force's final report here.