Wed Apr 01 2020 | Press Release : Admissions : COVID-19 : Event

COVID-19 STATEMENT FROM THE PRESIDING JUSTICES REGARDING ATTORNEY ADMISSIONS

Due to the present and unique public health crisis, and the attendant need to reduce public interaction, the admission process, like many other proceedings in the courts and the July 2020 administration of the Bar Examination, has been paused. More...

Fri Mar 27 2020 | Blog : Admissions : COVID-19

COVID-19 JULY BAR EXAMINATION POSTPONED

The Court of Appeals today announced that the New York State Bar Examination will not be administered on July 28-29, 2020 as previously scheduled. More...

Wed Mar 25 2020 | Notice to the Bar : COVID-19 : Motions : Rules

COVID-19 ASSIGNED COUNSEL VOUCHER PAYMENTS

All vouchers submitted pursuant to County Law Section 722-b (4) are hereby approved for ammounts up to and not exceeding the statutory maximum. More...

Sat Mar 21 2020 | Notice to the Bar : COVID-19 : Rules

COVID-19 STATUTES OF LIMITATION TOLLED THROUGH APR-19

NO. 202.8 EXECUTIVE ORDER Continuing Temporary Suspention and Modification of Laws Relating to Disaster Emergency More...

COVID-19 HARD COPY FILINGS NOT PERMITTED

In light of the advice we are receiving from public health officials regarding the societal benefits of social distancing, we are suspending the requirement that hard copy records, appendices, briefs and motions be filed. Until further notice, hard copy filings will not be permitted. This policy does not apply to bar application materials. More...

Thu Mar 19 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : COVID-19 : Motions

COVID-19 REGARDING ARGUMENTS SCHEDULED FOR THE MARCH-APRIL TERM

Please be advised that all matters scheduled for the March-April term will be considered on submission only, without oral argument. More...

Thu Mar 19 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : COVID-19 : Motions

COVID-19 REGARDING ARGUMENTS SCHEDULED FOR THE MAY TERM

Please be advised that all matters scheduled for the May 2020 term have been adjourned and will be re-calendared for a later term. More...

COVID-19 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES (updated 3/19)

In light of the public health emergency in New York State, and as part of the ongoing efforts to reduce courtroom traffic to combat the spread of COVID-19, please be advised of the operational protocols for the Appellate Division, Fourth Department as set forth below. Beginning March 17, 2020, the Court will entertain only emergency matters. Court staffing will be significantly reduced. More...

Tue Mar 17 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Briefs : COVID-19 : Motions : Records : Rules

COVID-19 ORDER SUSPENDING DEADLINES

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that in all matters pending before the Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department, as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all perfection, filing, and other deadlines set forth by any order of this Court, the Rules of the Appellate Division (22 NYCRR Parts 1240 and 1250), the Rules of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department (22 NYCRR Parts 1000 and 1020), or the Electronic Filing Rules of the Appellate Division (22 NYCRR Part 1245), are suspended indefinitely and until further directive of the Court. More...

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