Fri Sep 18 2020 | Press Release : Arguments : Court : COVID-19 : Excellence

FOURTH DEPARTMENT SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES FLEXIBLE ORAL ARGUMENT PROTOCOL

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department has successfully launched a fully-flexible protocol for oral argument that accommodates in-person and remote oral argument appearances by both Justices and litigants. More...

Thu Jul 16 2020 | Press Release : Admissions : COVID-19

TEMPORARY PRACTICE AUTHORIZATION PROGRAM

The New York State Court of Appeals has amended Part 524 of its Rules, effective July 22, 2020, to establish a program by which eligible graduates of ABA-approved law schools may apply for temporary authorization to practice law under the supervision of an attorney who is admitted to practice in New York State. More...

Tue Apr 28 2020 | Press Release : Admissions : COVID-19

COVID-19 STATEMENT FROM THE PRESIDING JUSTICES REGARDING ATTORNEY ADMISSIONS

Changes to the Bar Admission practices in accordance with the April 21, 2020 directive of the Court of Appeals. More...

Mon Apr 27 2020 | Press Release : Arguments : COVID-19

NOTICE REGARDING 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION APPEALS (revised 4/28)

Primary elections will take place in New York on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department has determined that appeals relating to the 2020 primary elections will be considered according to the following schedule. More...

COVID-19 FOURTH DEPARTMENT EXPANDS OPERATIONS AS A VIRTUAL COURT

As of April 13, 2020 the Appellate Division, Fourth Department has begun to operate as a virtual court and is expanding the operations of the Court and its ancillary agencies. More...

Tue Apr 07 2020 | Press Release : Admissions : COVID-19 : Event

COVID-19 STATEMENT FROM THE PRESIDING JUSTICES REGARDING ATTORNEY ADMISSIONS

Each Department of the Appellate Division will soon be resuming the admission process that had been paused due to the present public health crisis. More...

Wed Apr 01 2020 | Press Release : Admissions : COVID-19 : Event

COVID-19 STATEMENT FROM THE PRESIDING JUSTICES REGARDING ATTORNEY ADMISSIONS

Due to the present and unique public health crisis, and the attendant need to reduce public interaction, the admission process, like many other proceedings in the courts and the July 2020 administration of the Bar Examination, has been paused. More...

Fri Nov 01 2019 | Press Release : Court

Governor Cuomo Designates Justice Tracey Bannister to Fourth Department

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced five appointments to fill vacancies in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, in all four of New York's Judicial Departments. More...

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