New York lawmakers and judges on Wednesday appeared to be conflicted on whether Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s proposal to consolidate the number of trial courts would impede efforts to boost diversity on the bench, or if it might provide more opportunities to reach that goal.

That was one topic—among many—discussed Wednesday at the first public hearing held by the state Legislature on the issue of court reform in New York in at least two decades.

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