Wed Jan 30 2019 | Notice to the Bar : Event : Motions

Court Offices in Buffalo Closed Due to Winter Weather (Jan 31st) - Filing Deadlines Impacted

Court offices in Buffalo closed due to winter weather Jan 30 and Jan 31. Deadlines for filings due in Buffalo are extended to the next business day. More...

Thu Jan 24 2019 | Practice Aid : Attorneys : CLE : Event

Overview of the Attorney Disciplinary Process & Recent Developments (video)

Overview of the Attorney Disciplinary Process & Recent Developments conducted by Chris Lindquist, Principal Appellate Court Attorney, together with Winston Brownlow, Senior Appellate Court Attorney - Oct 25, 2018 More...

Thu Jan 24 2019 | Practice Aid : Arguments : Briefs : CLE : Court : Event : Motions : Records

Best Practices: A View From the Bench (video)

Best Practices: A View From the Bench - Supreme Court of the State of New York by Hon. Gerald J. Whalen, Hon. Erin M. Peradotto, and Hon. John M. Curran, moderated by Jackson Center co-founder, board member, and Phillips Lytle LLP partner Gregory L. Peterson, Esq. More...

Thu Jan 17 2019 | Press Release : Arguments : Court

First appeal heard by a panel comprised entirely of the women Justices of the Court

For the first time in the history of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, an appeal was heard by a panel comprised entirely of the women Justices of the Court. More...

Wed Jan 02 2019 | Blog : IJEQC

Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission Ceases Operations as of December 31, 2018

Based upon the April 5, 2017 decision of the Unified Court System's Administrative Board, there will be no further screening of judicial candidates by the Commissions previously established within each of the judicial districts. More...

Tue Jan 01 2019 | Blog : Event

Observed New York State Holidays for 2019

Filing deadlines that fall on an observed holiday are extended to the next business day. More...

Wed Dec 26 2018 | Notice to the Bar : Efile : Rules

Fourth Department Allows E-filing in All Civil Matters Beginning January 1

Beginning January 1, 2019, e-filing will be voluntary/consensual in all categories of civil appeals from orders or judgments entered in Supreme Court in the Fourth Department. More...

Wed Dec 05 2018 | Notice to the Bar : Briefs : Event : Motions : Records

Holiday Closures and Extended Filing Deadlines

The Appellate Division Courthouse will be closed to the public on Monday, December 24, 2018, Tuesday, December 25, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Filing deadlines will be extended to the next business day. More...

Wed Dec 05 2018 | Practice Aid : Efile

Learn how to E-File documents from your office or personal computer via free online webinar

Learn how to E-File documents from your office or personal computer. More...

Wed Nov 14 2018 | Press Release : Excellence

Fourth Department seeks input for Excellence Initiative improvements

As In pursuit of even greater efficiencies under Chief Judge DiFiore's Excellence Initiative, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department has created a portal for both court users and employees to make suggestions for improvements to the way the Court delivers its services in the pursuit of justice. More...

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The Supreme Court of the Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department hears appeals from the state's trial courts located in the 22 Central and Western New York counties assigned to the Fifth, Seventh, and Eighth Judicial Districts. More »

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