Tue Jun 18 2024 | Blog : Event : Excellence

Tues June 18th 2024: Hon. Michael F. Dillon Award Ceremony (video)

Each year the Fourth Department, Attorneys for Children Advisory Committee, selects two outstanding attorneys for children from each of the Fifth, Seventh and Eighth Districts to receive the Hon. Michael F. Dillon Award. More...

Mon Jun 17 2024 | Blog : Admissions

Mon June 17th 2024: Bar Admission Ceremony (video)

Bar admission ceremony at the Hochstein School. Rochester, New York More...

Tue Apr 02 2024 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments

Oral Arguments for April 8th, 2024, to be Conducted Virtually

Update to "Fourth Department Addresses Travel Delays Associated with Solar Eclipse on April 8th" Oral Arguments for April 8th, 2024, to be Conducted Virtually More...

Mon Mar 11 2024 | Blog : Admissions

Notice to Candidates for June 2024 Bar Admissions

This Court will admit to practice successful bar candidates on June 17, 2024. In order to be eligible for admission, your completed application and all required affidavits and certificates must be postmarked on or before April 9, 2024. Please be advised if you miss the deadline date, the next bar admission ceremony will be held in January 2025. More...

Tue Jan 23 2024 | Press Release : Admissions

Remote Admission Ceremonies for Tue Jan 23rd 2024 (video)

This Court will admit to practice successful bar candidates on January 23, 2024. More...

Wed Jan 17 2024 | Press Release : Admissions

Bar Admission Ceremony Wed Jan 17 (video)

January 17, 2024 bar admission ceremeony. More...

Tue Jan 16 2024 | Blog : Admissions

Admissions Ceremony Advisory for Jan 17 2024

The Court is aware of the lake effect storm warning in Erie, Genesee, and Wyoming counties. If you are impacted by this storm so that you are unable to travel safely to the bar admission ceremony on January 17th, the Court will contact you regarding an alternate date and time for your admission ceremony, which will take place next week. All other candidates will be admitted at the ceremony on January 17th More...

Fri Sep 08 2023 | Press Release : Careers : Court : Court Examiners

Join the Appellate Division, Fourth Department as a Court Examiner for Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 Guardianships

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, is currently soliciting interest for the position of Court Examiner. More...

Fourth Department Continues Successful Hybrid Oral Argument Model

The Fourth Department's dedication to providing an efficient and adaptable appellate process has led to the continuation of hybrid oral arguments for the Fall 2023 terms. The data collected during the pilot period supports this decision, showcasing the effectiveness of this model in ensuring accessibility, convenience, and robust participation. More...

Mon Aug 21 2023 | Press Release : Careers : Court : Excellence

JustCause Fourth Department Partnership Success

JustCause, formerly the Volunteer Legal Service Program of Monroe County, Inc. (VLSP), established the Tenant Town and Village Court Pro Bono Program in 2016 to provide free legal representation to unrepresented tenants in eviction proceedings. More...

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Rochester, NY 14604

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