Fri Nov 01 2019 | Press Release : Court

Governor Cuomo Designates Justice Tracey Bannister to Fourth Department

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced five appointments to fill vacancies in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, in all four of New York's Judicial Departments. More...

Mon Sep 30 2019 | Press Release : Admissions : Court : Event

Fourth Department Schedules Special Posthumous Bar Admission Ceremony for First African American Graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law

The Court has scheduled a special and historic posthumous admission ceremony for William Herbert Johnson, the first graduate of African descent from the Syracuse University College of Law -- Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the S.F. Hancock Ceremonial Courtroom at the Onondaga County Courthouse in Syracuse. More...

Mon Aug 12 2019 | Blog : Admissions

Notice to Bar Admission Candidates Who Sat for the July 2019 Exam

This article will guide bar candidates who sat for the July 2019 bar examination through the process of application and admission to the bar on January 8, 2020. If all required documents are not postmarked by October 1st, the next scheduled bar admission ceremony is June 15, 2020. More...

Fri Aug 09 2019 | Press Release : Arguments : Court : Event

Fourth Department to hear oral arguments in the S.F. Hancock Ceremonial Courtroom at the Onondaga County Courthouse in Syracuse on October 24th

Presiding Justice Gerald J. Whalen is pleased to announce that on October 24, 2019, as part of its “Have Gavel, Will Travel” program, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department will hear oral arguments in a regular session of Court in the S.F. Hancock Ceremonial Courtroom at the Onondaga County Courthouse in Syracuse. More...

Wed Jul 24 2019 | Practice Aid : Efile

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

ONE HOUR E-FILING TRAINING provided by New York State Courts E-Filing Resource Center. Learn how to E-File documents from your office or personal computer. More...

Fri Jul 05 2019 | Notice to the Bar : Decisions

Additional 2019 Summer Decision Release Dates Added

Fourth Department Adds Summer Decision Release Dates More...

Wed Jun 05 2019 | Notice to the Bar : Briefs : Efile : Motions : Rules

Fourth Department to Expand Mandatory E-Filing Categories Oct 1st and Jan 1st

NYAppDiv4 is expanding the categories of appeals that will be subject to mandatory e-filing in the coming months. Oct 1, 2019 mandatory e-filing in all non-Family Court civil matters, voluntary for Family Court matters and voluntary for all criminal matters. Jan 1, 2020 mandatory e-filing for Family Court and Criminal Matters. More...

Wed Apr 17 2019 | Practice Aid : Briefs : Efile : Records : Rules

Formatting Requirements for Documents Electronically Filed (Attachment A) (video)

Join Michael Lazik of the Appellate Division Technical Services Unit for a discussion of 22 NYCRR Part 1245 Attachment A -- the Formatting Requirements for Documents Electronically Filed. More...

Thu Mar 14 2019 | Notice to the Bar : Efile : Motions : Rules

Notices of Motion and Supporting Documents to be E-Filed in a Single Document (Effective Mar 14)

Effective Thursday March 14, 2019 -- ​To comply with Attachment A of 22 NYCRR Part 1245, motion papers shall be filed together in one PDF document, which shall contain bookmarks linking to each separate motion document contained therein. More...

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