Notices to the Bar keep attorneys informed of updates to court rules, policies and programs that will affect practice in the Fourth Department.

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...

Thu Jun 08 2023 | Notice to the Bar : COVID-19 : Motions : Rules


All vouchers submitted pursuant to County Law Section 722-b (4) are hereby rescinded for ammounts up to and not exceeding the statutory maximum.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

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...

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...

Thu Dec 23 2021 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : COVID-19

Remote Arguments for January Term

Due to public health considerations parties all arguments scheduled for January Term will be conducted virtually via the Court's remote argument protocol. More...

Mon Dec 20 2021 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : COVID-19

Venue Change for Oral Arguments on Thurs Jan 13

Oral Arguments Scheduled for Thu Jan 13th are Relocated to Rochester due to Public Health Considerations. More...

Media Inquiries

Please direct all media inquiries to the Clerk of the Court:​

Ann Dillon Flynn, Esq.
M. Dolores Denman Courthouse
50 East Avenue, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14604

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