Statewide Coalition for Court Simplification

Please join the growing Statewide Coalition for Court Simplification.

This form asks you to join coalition and offer suggestions to advance the campaign.

We would greatly appreciate your input on the best ways to advance this policy. Modern Courts and others are reaching out to business leaders, elected officials, stakeholders but that is one small piece, to move this policy forward all outreach, suggestions, etc. are important.

Summary: The eleven separate trial courts comprising the first level of the Unified Court System disserves New Yorkers by making access to justice unnecessarily complicated, inefficient, and expensive. A constitutional amendment restructuring these courts into a single court of first instance will streamline delivery of judicial services, save money, and remedy an inflexible and illogical system that disproportionately burdens families and inadvertently thwarts the appointment of women and minorities to New York’s appellate courts.

For more information call Denise Kronstadt, 212.541.6741 x 103 or email

* Do you want to add your organization's name to the coalition?

* Please fill in all the following information: (If you are already a member but have not filled in this form, please do so)

* Please provide us with a brief description of what your organization does that involves the New York State court system.

* Please provide us with a description of the geographic area that you serve.

* Please provide us with a description of the population your serve.

* Why would your organization support simplifying the New York State Court System, as described above?

* If you have concerns regarding simplification, please comment:

* If you know of any other organizations that might support simplification, would you please provide us with the names and, if possible, contact information

* What strategies and tactics would you suggest to grow the coalition and move the policy forward?