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...

Mon Jun 15 2020 | Blog : Admissions : Event

BAR ADMISSION CEREMONIES - VIDEO ARCHIVE JULY 15 2020

BAR ADMISSION CEREMONIES - VIDEO ARCHIVE JULY 15 2020 More...

Mon Jun 08 2020 | Blog : Admissions : COVID-19

COVID-19 NOTICE TO CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION TO THE BAR ON JUNE 15th

Four Admission Ceremonies will be conducted via Zoom on Monday, June 15, 2020 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...

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 Mar 27 2020 | Blog : Admissions : COVID-19

COVID-19 JULY BAR EXAMINATION POSTPONED

The Court of Appeals today announced that the New York State Bar Examination will not be administered on July 28-29, 2020 as previously scheduled. More...

Mon Sep 30 2019 | Press Release : Admissions : Court : Event

Fourth Department Schedules Special Posthumous Bar Admission Ceremony for First African American Graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law

The Court has scheduled a special and historic posthumous admission ceremony for William Herbert Johnson, the first graduate of African descent from the Syracuse University College of Law -- Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the S.F. Hancock Ceremonial Courtroom at the Onondaga County Courthouse in Syracuse. More...

Mon Aug 12 2019 | Blog : Admissions

Notice to Bar Admission Candidates Who Sat for the July 2019 Exam

This article will guide bar candidates who sat for the July 2019 bar examination through the process of application and admission to the bar on January 8, 2020. If all required documents are not postmarked by October 1st, the next scheduled bar admission ceremony is June 15, 2020. More...

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