COVID-19 NOTICE TO PARTIES APPEARING FOR REMOTE ARGUMENT IN JUNE/JULY

If you are scheduled to appear for remote oral argument, please review the materials herein to ensure your readiness for the remote session. Remote argument operates in the same general manner as argument in the courtroom: parties will appear and be placed in a virtual waiting area/courtroom gallery, and wait to be called by the Court. 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...

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...

Fri Apr 17 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : COVID-19

COVID-19 NOTICE TO PARTIES SCHEDULED FOR ARGUMENT IN THE JUNE TERM

Given the logistics of holding oral argument in the current environment, you are encouraged to consider submitting your matter for the Court’s consideration without oral argument. More...

Thu Mar 19 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : COVID-19 : Motions

COVID-19 REGARDING ARGUMENTS SCHEDULED FOR THE MARCH-APRIL TERM

Please be advised that all matters scheduled for the March-April term will be considered on submission only, without oral argument. More...

Thu Mar 19 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : COVID-19 : Motions

COVID-19 REGARDING ARGUMENTS SCHEDULED FOR THE MAY TERM

Please be advised that all matters scheduled for the May 2020 term have been adjourned and will be re-calendared for a later term. More...

Fri Aug 09 2019 | Press Release : Arguments : Court : Event

Fourth Department to hear oral arguments in the S.F. Hancock Ceremonial Courtroom at the Onondaga County Courthouse in Syracuse on October 24th

Presiding Justice Gerald J. Whalen is pleased to announce that on October 24, 2019, as part of its “Have Gavel, Will Travel” program, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department will hear oral arguments in a regular session of Court in the S.F. Hancock Ceremonial Courtroom at the Onondaga County Courthouse in Syracuse. More...

Thu Feb 21 2019 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments

Fourth Department to Hear Election Appeals on Thursday, May 30th

Please be advised that the Court will convene at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, to hear election appeals. The filing deadline for appellants is Friday, May 24th; respondents’ deadline is Tuesday, May 28th. More...

Thu Jan 24 2019 | Practice Aid : Arguments : Briefs : CLE : Court : Event : Motions : Records

Best Practices: A View From the Bench (video)

Best Practices: A View From the Bench - Supreme Court of the State of New York by Hon. Gerald J. Whalen, Hon. Erin M. Peradotto, and Hon. John M. Curran, moderated by Jackson Center co-founder, board member, and Phillips Lytle LLP partner Gregory L. Peterson, Esq. More...

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