Mon Aug 30 2021 | Press Release : Admissions

Notice to Candidates for Spring 2022 Admission to the Bar

This Court will admit to practice successful bar candidates in the Spring of 2022. In order to be eligible for admission, your completed application and all required affidavits and certificates must be postmarked on or before October 18, 2021. Please be advised if you miss the deadline date, the next bar admission ceremony will be held on June 13, 2022. 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 ad4ref@nycourts.gov. 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...

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...

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