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...

Mon Mar 18 2019 | Blog : Admissions : Event

Notice to Bar Candidates Regarding Eligibility for Admission June 17th

This Court will admit to practice successful bar candidates on June 17, 2019. In order to be eligible for admission in June, your completed application and all required affidavits and certificates must be postmarked on or before April 12, 2019. Please be advised that if you miss the deadline date, the next scheduled bar admission ceremony is in January 2020. 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...

Thu Feb 21 2019 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments

Fourth Department to Hear Election Appeals on Thursday, May 30th

Please be advised that the Court will convene at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, to hear election appeals. The filing deadline for appellants is Friday, May 24th; respondents’ deadline is Tuesday, May 28th. More...

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...

Thu Jan 17 2019 | Press Release : Court : Event

Chief Judge DiFiore Presented with Failla Commission Award

On January 17, 2019, The Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission presented Chief Judge Janet DiFiore with an award for her outstanding support of the LGBTQ community during the Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association. 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...

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