Tue Jan 23 2024 | Press Release : Admissions

Remote Admission Ceremonies for Tue Jan 23rd 2024 (video)

This Court will admit to practice successful bar candidates on January 23, 2024. More...

Wed Jan 17 2024 | Press Release : Admissions

Bar Admission Ceremony Wed Jan 17 (video)

January 17, 2024 bar admission ceremeony. More...

Fri Sep 08 2023 | Press Release : Careers : Court : Court Examiners

Join the Appellate Division, Fourth Department as a Court Examiner for Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 Guardianships

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, is currently soliciting interest for the position of Court Examiner. More...

Fourth Department Continues Successful Hybrid Oral Argument Model

The Fourth Department's dedication to providing an efficient and adaptable appellate process has led to the continuation of hybrid oral arguments for the Fall 2023 terms. The data collected during the pilot period supports this decision, showcasing the effectiveness of this model in ensuring accessibility, convenience, and robust participation. More...

Mon Aug 21 2023 | Press Release : Careers : Court : Excellence

JustCause Fourth Department Partnership Success

JustCause, formerly the Volunteer Legal Service Program of Monroe County, Inc. (VLSP), established the Tenant Town and Village Court Pro Bono Program in 2016 to provide free legal representation to unrepresented tenants in eviction proceedings. More...

Wed Jan 11 2023 | Press Release : Admissions

Watch On-Demand: January 2023 Fourth Department Bar Admission Ceremony

January 2023 Bar Admissions - Eastman Theatre, Rochester New York More...

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...

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Rochester, NY 14604

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