Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals, 2009-2015
Interviewed: 07/19/2018, 07/25/2018, 07/31/2018, & 08/14/2018
Transcript 1: Parts I & II — Childhood and Early Education & Early Professional Career in the Courts
Transcript 2: Parts III & IV — Longest-Serving Chief Administrative Judge in New York State History (1996-2009) & Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department (2007-2009)
Transcript 3: Part V — Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals (2009-2015)
Transcript 4: Parts VI & VII — Chief Judge of the State of New York (2009-2015) & Professional and Personal Life After the Court of Appeals
**Note: These transcripts are subject to further technical revision and biographical citations.
In New York, for well more than a decade, we have taken the view that the court system has a unique role in informing public policy as it relates to the administration of justice. … [T]he courts have become the emergency room for society’s worst ailments — substance abuse, family violence, mental illness, mortgage foreclosures, and so many more — all of which are so much a part of the court dockets we face today. And if we are to fulfill our… CONTINUE READING