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

Wed Apr 28 2021 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments

NOTICE REGARDING 2021 PRIMARY ELECTION APPEALS

Primary elections will take place in New York on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department has determined that appeals relating to the 2021 primary elections will be considered according to the following schedule. More...

Mon Jan 25 2021 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : Briefs : COVID-19 : Motions

Oral Argument in all Matters for the Court's February-March Term to be Held Remotely

Due to the increased risks caused by the continued spread of the novel coronvirus that causes COVID-19, oral argument in all matters in which argument has been requested for the Court’s February-March term, commencing February 22 and ending March 5, will be held remotely via the Court’s remote argument platform. More...

Wed Dec 09 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Briefs : Efile : Records : Rules

Fourth Department Revises Local Rules and Moves to Universal E-filing Effective April 1, 2021

Fourth Department approved revisions to the Court’s local rules of practice (22 NYCRR Part 1000). More...

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE COURT’S OPERATIONS - DECEMBER ARGUMENTS

Due to the increased risks caused by the recent spread of the novel coronvirus that causes COVID-19, oral argument in all matters in which argument has been requested for the Court’s November/December term, commencing November 30 and concluding December 10, will be held remotely via the Court’s remote argument platform. More...

Mon Nov 02 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Decisions

Matter of Attorneys in Violation of Judiciary Law section 468-a

Matter of Attorneys in Violation of Judiciary Law section 468-a More...

Fri Jun 26 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Efile : Motions : Rules

Digital Submission of Motion and Application Papers Pursuant to Rule 1000.4 (a)

​For purposes of the digital filing requirement pursuant to Rule 1000.4 (a), motion and application papers in matters not subject to electronic filing must be uploaded to the Court’s digital portal through which they will be automatically routed to the email address designated by the Court. More...

Wed Jun 17 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Efile : Motions : Rules

FOURTH DEPARTMENT AMENDS LOCAL RULES REGARDING DIGITAL SUBMISSION OF MOTIONS AND ELECTRONIC FILING OF FAMILY COURT AND CRIMINAL MATTERS

Effective July 1, 2020, the local rules of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department (22 NYCRR Part 1000) have been amended to provide for digital submission of motion papers and to provide rules for electronic filing in Family Court and criminal matters, which becomes mandatory in matters in which a notice of appeal is filed on or after July 1, 2020. More...

COVID-19 NOTICE TO PARTIES APPEARING FOR REMOTE ARGUMENT IN JUNE/JULY

If you are scheduled to appear for remote oral argument, please review the materials herein to ensure your readiness for the remote session. Remote argument operates in the same general manner as argument in the courtroom: parties will appear and be placed in a virtual waiting area/courtroom gallery, and wait to be called by the Court. More...

Mon Jun 01 2020 | Notice to the Bar : COVID-19 : Decisions

Matter of Attorneys in Violation of Judiciary Law § 468-a

Matter of Attorneys in Violation of Judiciary Law § 468-a, Order Extending Deadline for Written Responses. More...

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

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