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Mon Jun 15 2020 | Blog : Admissions : Event

BAR ADMISSION CEREMONIES - VIDEO ARCHIVE JULY 15 2020

BAR ADMISSION CEREMONIES - VIDEO ARCHIVE JULY 15 2020 More...

Mon Jun 08 2020 | Blog : Admissions : COVID-19

COVID-19 NOTICE TO CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION TO THE BAR ON JUNE 15th

Four Admission Ceremonies will be conducted via Zoom on Monday, June 15, 2020 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...

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 Feb 01 2019 | Blog : Court : Excellence

Appellate Division Statewide Rules Working Group Receives NYSBA Award

At the New York State Bar Association Meeting in January, the Committee on the Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction awarded OCA Counsel John McConnell and the Clerks of the four Appellate Division Departments a special award for their service to the New York legal profession. 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...

Tue Jan 01 2019 | Blog : Event

Observed New York State Holidays for 2019

Filing deadlines that fall on an observed holiday are extended to the next business day. More...

Sat Sep 01 2018 | Blog : Accessibility : Arguments : Excellence

Accessibility - Assisted Listening and Closed Captioning for Oral Arguments

If you are unable to access the archive of a particular argument because of a disability, please contact Alan Ross, Deputy Clerk of the Court and the Court’s designated ADA Liaison (by e-mail at aross@nycourts.gov or by telephone at 585-530-3102), to request a reasonable accommodation. More...

Wed Mar 21 2018 | Blog : Event : Rules

Public Hearing Notice- Rules of the Chief Judge (Parts 25 and 50)

Attached is a Notice of Public Hearing addressing proposed rule changes to Parts 25 and 50 of the Rules of the Chief Judge. The proposed changes are applicable to all non-judicial employees. More...

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Mark W. Bennett, Esq.
M. Dolores Denman Courthouse
50 East Avenue, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14604
(585)530-3101

About the Court

The Supreme Court of the Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department hears appeals from the state's trial courts located in the 22 Central and Western New York counties assigned to the Fifth, Seventh, and Eighth Judicial Districts. More »

M. Dolores Denman Courthouse

Dedicated on January 22, 1999, the courthouse is located in the East End community in downtown Rochester, New York. More »

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