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Further Information David Bookstaver New York State Communications Director
Unified Court System Mai Yee, Communication Officer (212)428-2505 Jonathan Lippman Chief Administrative Judge Release: Immediate, April 1, 1998



Fiscal Study Demonstrates Over $92 Million in

Savings from Court Restructuring

NEW YORK--Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye and Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman today issued a study setting out in detail the fiscal implications of the court system's proposal for restructuring of the trial courts. The study demonstrates that over the first five years, adoption of a simplified court structure will produce net savings to the State of over $92 million.

The study is the result of a detailed analysis of both the costs and savings of the proposal, which would reconfigure the nine State-funded trial courts into a two-tiered structure. The five- year analysis reveals that: