Sharon Porcellio Named to Commission to Develop Comprehensive Vision for the Court System of the Future

June 19, 2020

(Buffalo, NY): Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Sharon M. Porcellio has been named by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore as a member of the New York State Unified Court System’s Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts. The new commission is charged with examining the enhanced use of technology and online platforms, among other innovations, and making recommendations to improve the delivery and quality of justice services, facilitate access to justice and better equip the New York State court. 

The commission is comprised of 22 members including judges, attorneys, academic leaders and technology experts. They will explore “regulatory, structural, technological and other innovations, providing short-term recommendations as the courts resume in-person operations while developing a blueprint for the court system of tomorrow.” The impact the COVID-19 crisis had on New York’s court system led to the formation of the commission to learn from it and see how to move forward, focusing on fairness, efficiency and efficacy. 

Porcellio, a member of Bond in its litigation practice, is a trial lawyer and co-chair of the Advisory Group to the New York State-Federal Judicial Council, which acts as a liaison between the state and federal court systems. 

“I am honored to work with this esteemed group to provide immediate technological and other solutions reimagining the preeminent New York court system in the future,” Porcellio said. 

Among her many accolades, she has received the Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin Award for Excellence in the Courtroom in 2019 and has been listed in the Buffalo Business First Legal Elite from 2016-2019. 

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is a law firm with 250 lawyers serving individuals, companies and public sector entities in a broad range of practice areas. Bond has eight offices in New York State and offices in Boston, Kansas City and Naples, Florida.