Mon Nov 14 2022 | Press Release : Arguments : Briefs : Rules

Appellate Division, Fourth Department to Implement “Hybrid” Oral Argument Pilot Program

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department is implementing a temporary pilot programfor fully-flexible, hybrid oral arguments in Spring 2023. More...

Wed Jun 15 2022 | Press Release : Court

Hon. Henry J. Scudder Potrait Ceremony - Watch on-demand (video)

Henry J. Scudder is a former Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. More...

Tue Jun 14 2022 | Press Release : AFC

Hon. Michael F. Dillon AFC Awards Ceremony - 2022 - Watch On-Demand (video)

The award signifies vigorous advocacy on behalf of children. The award is named for the late Presiding Justice Michael F. Dillon, who spearheaded the development of the highest quality of representation for children in the Fourth Department and who initiated mandatory training for attorneys for children in New York State. More...

Mon Jun 13 2022 | Press Release : Admissions : Court

June 2022 Bar Admission Ceremony @ Hochstein -- Watch on-demand (video)

June 2022 Bar Admission Ceremony at the Hochstein School in Rochster New York. Keynote Speaker - Trini E. Ross, United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. Hon. Gerald J. Whalen, Presiding. More...

Thu Feb 17 2022 | Press Release : Admissions : COVID-19

Watch the February 2022 Bar Admission Ceremonies Live and On-Demand

Candidates for admission to the bar may share this page with guests who wish to view the ceremony. More...

Wed Nov 24 2021 | Press Release : Court

Justice Troutman Nominated to the New York State Court of Appeals

The Justices and staff of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, offer our warmest congratulations to Justice Shirley Troutman on her recent nomination to the New York State Court of Appeals. More...

Tue Jun 08 2021 | Press Release : COVID-19

Appellate Division Law Library Is Now Open By Appointment

The AD4 Law Library is now open by appointment. For further information, or to make an appointment, email us at More...

Mon Apr 12 2021 | Press Release : Admissions

April 2021 Bar Admission Ceremony Video Archive

Bar Admission Ceremony -- Candidates Admitted for Practice to the Bar April 8th and April 9th 2021. More...

Wed Dec 16 2020 | Press Release : Arguments : Briefs : COVID-19 : Efile : Motions : Records

Important Notice Regarding the Court's January Term

Oral argument in all matters in which argument has been requested for the Court’s January term, commencing January 11 and ending January 22, will be held remotely via the Court’s remote argument platform. More...

Tue Dec 01 2020 | Press Release : Admissions

Joint Statement from the Presiding Justices Regarding the Bar Admission Questionnaire

Question on the United States citizenship and immigration status will be eliminated from the application to for admission to practice on December 31 2020. More...

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