NYC Housing Court at 50: A Mid-Life Crisis?


NYC Housing Court at 50: A Mid-Life Crisis?

Recorded On 12/12/2023


Join NYCLA’s Justice Center for a discussion of the past and the future of the NYC Housing Court. what went right? What needs improvement? What can we expect in the future?


Panel 1: Missteps and Milestones:  In 1973, The Civil Court Act Section 110 created the Housing Court as a separate body. Since then, the Housing Court has grown ten-fold, adding judges, court attorneys and courthouses. It was also reformed, modernized and even shutdown during the COVID pandemic.


What lessons can be learned from this history?


Panel 2: Housing Court of the Future: Housing Court faces numerous challenges, including access to justice, language access, high volume filings, implementing “right to counsel,” among others.


How will the Housing Court address these challenges? What should Housing Court look like in the future?



Hon. Fern Fisher (Ret.), Special Assistant for Social Justice Initiatives to the Dean of Hofstra Law School, former Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, NYC Courts; Adriene Holder, Legal Aid; Hon. Sergio Jimenez, NYC Housing Court, Queens County; Jenny Laurie, Housing Court Answers; Andrew Scherer, New York Law School, Hon. Jack Stoller, Supervising Judge for the Housing Part of the Civil Court; Hon. Michael Weisberg, Housing Court, Kings County


Moderators: Hon. Jean Schneider (Ret. Citywide Housing Court Supervising judge); Sateesh Nori, Adjunct Clinical Professor, New York University School of Law.


2.5 NY Credits: 2.5 Skills; Non-transitional; 2.5 NJ Credits: 2.5 General



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