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Benchmarks: Journal of the New York State Unified Court System

Fall 2006

NEW YORK STATE JUDICIAL INSTITUTE
Program Highlights

NOVEMBER 16, 2006
Lunch and Learn:
The Treatment of Medicaid/HRA Liens
Faculty: Hon. Paul Victor
(Live simulcast from Bronx Supreme Court)
This program will explore issues that arise in case settlements and on infant compromise applications.

NOVEMBER 20, 2006
Appellate Term Judges Conference
This comprehensive seminar covers case law updates and substantive law issues.

DECEMBER 11-15, 2006
New Judges Program
This week-long training program for new judges provides a review of the substantive and procedural law germane to their respective courts.

DECEMBER 15, 2006
Lunch and Learn:
Protective Issues in Family Court

Faculty: Margaret Burt, Esq.
(Live simulcast from the Judicial Institute)
This program covers a variety of issues relating to protection of children in family court.

JANUARY 4, 2007
Lunch and Learn:
DWI Law: The Repeat Offender

Faculty: Peter Gerstenzang, Esq.
(Live simulcast from the Judicial Institute)
New legislation that amends the penal law to add stiffer penalties for repeat drunk-driving offenders is the focus of this program.

JANUARY 17-18, 2007
Matrimonial Judges Training
This two-day seminar provides a case law update and examines current issues in matrimonial law.

TECHNOLOGY ENCHANCES JI TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
At a recent JI seminar on complex evidence in cutting-edge science and technology cases, small hand-held reply devices enabled the 70 participants to record answers anonymously to questions posed by presenters. The interaction provided instantaneous feedback to the presenters on questions such as the participants' familiarity with the topic (e.g., 71 percent had had cases involving DNA evidence) and their comprehension of the lecture while it was being given. The two-day program, which included a lecture by Nobel Laureate Dr. Harold E. Varmus, President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, was a joint venture of the JI and ASTAR, the Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center.

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Contents bullet point Second “Mega-Courthouse” Opens bullet point Justice Court Reforms bullet point Street Corners Renamed for Court Officers bullet point School in New Court Complex bullet point Mental Health Courts bullet point Domestic Violence Awareness Month bullet point Judge Smith Retires bullet point Judge Rosenblatt Retires bullet point Virtual Library Services bullet point Court Programs Broadcast Online bullet point Wi-Fi in the Courts bullet point Deputy Chief Support Magistrate bullet point Court Construction Update bullet point Marian Wright Edelman Addresses Conference bullet point Historic Courthouses and Trials bullet point Did You Know? bullet point Judicial Institute (JI) Program Highlights bullet point JI Legal Updates

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