This article originally appeared in a Historical Society of the New York Courts newsletter.
When COVID-19 shut down New York, the courts stayed open. How did the vital work of the courts continue?
Dispensing Justice from a Distance: Journal of the NYS Courts During the Pandemic, a digital archive, tells us how.
As the former Chief Judge of the State of New York and current President of the Historical Society of the New York Courts, I am happy to announce that the Society and the Unified Court System have created this unrivalled record of how the courts continued to serve the public during the pandemic.
This digital project of nearly 40 recorded interviews – with judges, clerks, public safety officers, and technology professionals – tells their experiences during this unprecedented year, along with an interactive timeline of the court system’s major milestones. Read more...