Thu Dec 24 2020 | Blog : Admissions

Notice to Candidates for Spring 2021 Admission to the Bar

This Court will admit to practice successful bar candidates on a date to be determined in the Spring of 2021. In order to be eligible or admission, your completed application and all required affidavits and certificates must be postmarked on or before January 15, 2021. Please be advised if you miss the deadline date, the next bar admission ceremony is likely to be held in June 2021. More...

Wed Dec 16 2020 | Press Release : Arguments : Briefs : COVID-19 : Efile : Motions : Records

Important Notice Regarding the Court's January Term

Oral argument in all matters in which argument has been requested for the Court’s January term, commencing January 11 and ending January 22, will be held remotely via the Court’s remote argument platform. More...

Wed Dec 09 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Briefs : Efile : Records : Rules

Fourth Department Revises Local Rules and Moves to Universal E-filing Effective April 1, 2021

Fourth Department approved revisions to the Court’s local rules of practice (22 NYCRR Part 1000). More...

Tue Dec 01 2020 | Press Release : Admissions

Joint Statement from the Presiding Justices Regarding the Bar Admission Questionnaire

Question on the United States citizenship and immigration status will be eliminated from the application to for admission to practice on December 31 2020. More...

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE COURT’S OPERATIONS - DECEMBER ARGUMENTS

Due to the increased risks caused by the recent spread of the novel coronvirus that causes COVID-19, oral argument in all matters in which argument has been requested for the Court’s November/December term, commencing November 30 and concluding December 10, will be held remotely via the Court’s remote argument platform. More...

Mon Nov 02 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Decisions

Matter of Attorneys in Violation of Judiciary Law section 468-a

Matter of Attorneys in Violation of Judiciary Law section 468-a More...

Fri Sep 18 2020 | Press Release : Arguments : Court : COVID-19 : Excellence

FOURTH DEPARTMENT SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES FLEXIBLE ORAL ARGUMENT PROTOCOL

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department has successfully launched a fully-flexible protocol for oral argument that accommodates in-person and remote oral argument appearances by both Justices and litigants. More...

Wed Sep 09 2020 | Blog : Arguments

SEPTEMBER TERM ORAL ARGUMENTS -- WATCH LIVE

Oral Arguments Start at 11AM More...

Thu Jul 16 2020 | Press Release : Admissions : COVID-19

TEMPORARY PRACTICE AUTHORIZATION PROGRAM

The New York State Court of Appeals has amended Part 524 of its Rules, effective July 22, 2020, to establish a program by which eligible graduates of ABA-approved law schools may apply for temporary authorization to practice law under the supervision of an attorney who is admitted to practice in New York State. More...

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