I just received a response from my letter (and a second letter I signed along with seven other union Presidents) to our new Chief Judge, Janet DiFiore, in regards to meeting with me (us) regarding our issues.Judge DiFiore will be meeting with the court union Presidents on April 20th, 2016 in her Manhattan office. This will be a meet and greet and by meeting time the OCA budget should be finalized. I'm hoping that the Judge will be able to give us some good news regarding "what will be different" from the last Chief Judge and perhaps a glimpse into her staffing and compensation plans going forward. Don't expect too much from this first meeting. If we play our cards right, we can open up a dialogue between the top court administrator in the state and the unions. Our goal is to have a second meeting and more meaningful meetings thereafter.