Individual Assignment System (IAS) Law and Legal Definition
Individual Assignment System is a system established for all actions and proceedings heard in the Supreme and County Courts of the state of New York. Every action shall be assigned and heard in conformity with the individual assignment system. Under this system, each action and proceeding is under the continuous supervision of a single judge. Upon filing of a claim each action would be assigned to a judge of the court. Assignments are made by the clerk, on the authority given by the chief administrator. The chief administrator is vested with wide powers to assign various matters to particular judges according to the subject matter or the importance of the cases. A judge assigned with an action is called assigned judge with regard to that matter.