Wed Jan 11 2023 | Press Release : Admissions

Watch On-Demand: January 2023 Fourth Department Bar Admission Ceremony

January 2023 Bar Admissions - Eastman Theatre, Rochester New York More...

COVID-19 Safety and Operational Protocols (rev Nov 16, 2022)

The Fourth Department is committed to following the most up-to-date guidance issued by public health authorities in order to help ensure the health and safety of all court employees and court users. More...

Mon Nov 14 2022 | Press Release : Arguments : Briefs : Rules

Appellate Division, Fourth Department to Implement “Hybrid” Oral Argument Pilot Program

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department is implementing a temporary pilot programfor fully-flexible, hybrid oral arguments in Spring 2023. More...

Thu Nov 10 2022 | Notice to the Bar : Rules

Fourth Department amends 22 NYCRR 1015.17 Attorney's Affidavit in Agency and Private Placement Adoptions

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Fourth Judicial Department, pursuant to the authority vested in it, DOES HEREBY, effective November 15, 2022, amend Part 1015.17 of Title 22 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York More...

Wed Aug 17 2022 | Blog : Admissions

Notice to Candidates for January 2023 Admission to the Bar

This Court will admit to practice successful bar candidates on January 11, 2023. In order to be eligible for admission, your completed application and all required affidavits and certificates must be postmarked on or before October 14, 2022. Please be advised if you miss the deadline date, the next bar admission ceremony will be held on June 12, 2023. More...

Wed Jun 15 2022 | Press Release : Court

Hon. Henry J. Scudder Potrait Ceremony - Watch on-demand (video)

Henry J. Scudder is a former Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. More...

Tue Jun 14 2022 | Press Release : AFC

Hon. Michael F. Dillon AFC Awards Ceremony - 2022 - Watch On-Demand (video)

The award signifies vigorous advocacy on behalf of children. The award is named for the late Presiding Justice Michael F. Dillon, who spearheaded the development of the highest quality of representation for children in the Fourth Department and who initiated mandatory training for attorneys for children in New York State. More...

Mon Jun 13 2022 | Press Release : Admissions : Court

June 2022 Bar Admission Ceremony @ Hochstein -- Watch on-demand (video)

June 2022 Bar Admission Ceremony at the Hochstein School in Rochster New York. Keynote Speaker - Trini E. Ross, United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. Hon. Gerald J. Whalen, Presiding. More...

Tue Jun 07 2022 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : Briefs : Efile : Records

Filing Deadlines for July 12 Election Law Term

Please be advised that the Court will convene at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, to hear election appeals. More...

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Ann Dillon Flynn, Esq.
M. Dolores Denman Courthouse
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Rochester, NY 14604

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