IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE COURT’S OPERATIONS

Due to the increased risks caused by the recent spread of the novel coronvirus that causes COVID-19, oral argument in all matters in which argument has been requested for the Court’s November/December term, commencing November 30 and concluding December 10, will be held remotely via the Court’s remote argument platform. 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...

Wed Sep 09 2020 | Blog : Arguments

SEPTEMBER TERM ORAL ARGUMENTS -- WATCH LIVE

Oral Arguments Start at 11AM More...

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...

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Please direct all media inquiries to the Clerk of the Court:​

Mark W. Bennett, Esq.
M. Dolores Denman Courthouse
50 East Avenue, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14604
(585)530-3101

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The Supreme Court of the Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department hears appeals from the state's trial courts located in the 22 Central and Western New York counties assigned to the Fifth, Seventh, and Eighth Judicial Districts. More »

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