The president of the New York State Bar Association has thrown his full support behind a campaign by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to consolidate New York’s byzantine trial court system into a streamlined model that he said would simplify litigation and boost court efficiency.

In interviews with the New York Law Journal, NYSBA president Hank Greenberg, a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, decried the state’s current structure of 11 separate trial courts as the result of “historical accumulation” and “not rational design.”

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