Tue Apr 02 2024 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments

Oral Arguments for April 8th, 2024, to be Conducted Virtually

Update to "Fourth Department Addresses Travel Delays Associated with Solar Eclipse on April 8th" Oral Arguments for April 8th, 2024, to be Conducted Virtually 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...

COVID-19 Safety and Operational Protocols (rev Nov 16, 2022)

The Fourth Department is committed to following the most up-to-date guidance issued by public health authorities in order to help ensure the health and safety of all court employees and court users. 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...

Tue Jun 07 2022 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : Briefs : Efile : Records

Filing Deadlines for July 12 Election Law Term

Please be advised that the Court will convene at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, to hear election appeals. More...

Thu Dec 23 2021 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : COVID-19

Remote Arguments for January Term

Due to public health considerations parties all arguments scheduled for January Term will be conducted virtually via the Court's remote argument protocol. More...

Mon Dec 20 2021 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : COVID-19

Venue Change for Oral Arguments on Thurs Jan 13

Oral Arguments Scheduled for Thu Jan 13th are Relocated to Rochester due to Public Health Considerations. More...

Wed Apr 28 2021 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments


Primary elections will take place in New York on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department has determined that appeals relating to the 2021 primary elections will be considered according to the following schedule. More...

Mon Jan 25 2021 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : Briefs : COVID-19 : Motions

Oral Argument in all Matters for the Court's February-March Term to be Held Remotely

Due to the increased risks caused by the continued spread of the novel coronvirus that causes COVID-19, oral argument in all matters in which argument has been requested for the Court’s February-March term, commencing February 22 and ending March 5, will be held remotely via the Court’s remote argument platform. More...

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