Rules of the Appellate Division, Fourth Deparment

1032.5(a)(I) Training and Education

To be eligible for redesignation to a panel an AFC shall: have completed within the preceding two years at least one training program sponsored by the AFC Program. This biennial continuing education and training requirement may also be fulfilled by viewing AFC Program online training videos totaling at least five and one-half hours, approved for such purpose by the AFC Program, and filing with the AFC Program, a certification attesting to such viewing.


Locations and dates are subject to change. Space is limited.
For Prospective AFCs:

No programs currently offered.

For Practicing AFCs:

Representing Youth: Youth Part and JD Practice Seminar
Fri Mar 22 2024 in Buffalo

OPEN until Fri Mar 01


Dates and times are subject to change. Capacity is limited.

Understanding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS): What the AFC Needs to Know
Wed Nov 29 2023 Attend Online

OPEN  1.5 Credit Hour(s)

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Videos on Demand

AFC who did not attend a live CLE Program may satisfy the AFC Program training requirements by viewing at least 5.5 credit hours of videos posted on this page. NYS CLE credit is also available.

New Programs:

A View From the Bench: Best Practices for AFC in High Conflict Matrimonial Actions (67 mins.)
Presented by Hon. Kevin M. Nasca Supreme Court, Monroe County Rochester, New York on Thu Sep 21 2023 in Rochester, New York

 1 Credit Hour(s)  Custody  Views from the Bench  Mental Health

Civility: Best Practices for Interacting with the Bench, Opposing Counsel, and Parties (53 mins.)
Presented by Hon. Stacey M. Romeo Family Court, Monroe County Rochester, New York Eftihia Bourtis, Esq. Principal Attorney, Attorney Grievance Committee Appellate Division, Fourth Department Rochester, New York on Thu Sep 21 2023 in Rochester, New York

 1 Credit Hour(s)  Ethics  Views from the Bench

Entrenched Hatred in Family Law (59 mins.)
Presented by Hon. Mary G. Carney Family Court, Erie County Buffalo, New York Frank Alabiso, PhD Suburban Psychiatric Associates Amhert, New York on Thu Sep 21 2023 in Rochester, New York

 1 Credit Hour(s)  Custody  Domestic Violence  Mental Health  Views from the Bench

2023 Case Law Update - Custody (53 mins.)
Presented by Jennifer L. McLaren, Esq. Deputy Director, Attorneys for Children Program Rochester, New York on Thu Sep 21 2023 in Rochester, New York

 1 Credit Hour(s)  Case Law Updates
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New York CLE Certificates

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York.

Certificates are awarded upon completion of the CLE opportunity and delivered electronically. Make sure your email address on file with the AFC Program office is up to date.

Certificates awarded in 2018 and thereafter may be retrieved with the serial number displayed on the certificate. Retrieve a Certificate »

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