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...

Wed Dec 16 2020 | Press Release : Arguments : Briefs : COVID-19 : Efile : Motions : Records

Important Notice Regarding the Court's January Term

Oral argument in all matters in which argument has been requested for the Court’s January term, commencing January 11 and ending January 22, will be held remotely via the Court’s remote argument platform. More...

Wed Dec 09 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Briefs : Efile : Records : Rules

Fourth Department Revises Local Rules and Moves to Universal E-filing Effective April 1, 2021

Fourth Department approved revisions to the Court’s local rules of practice (22 NYCRR Part 1000). More...

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE COURT’S OPERATIONS - DECEMBER ARGUMENTS

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...

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 : Briefs : COVID-19 : Motions : Records : Rules

COVID-19 ORDER LIFTING SUSPENSION OF DEADLINES

It is hereby ORDERED that the Court’s March 17, 2020 order suspending perfection, filing, and other deadlines set forth by Court order or rules applicable to practice before the Court is hereby rescinded, and it is further ORDERED that the perfection and/or filing deadline in any matter affected by the Court’s March 17, 2020 order is as set forth in the attached Schedule A. More...

Tue Mar 17 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Briefs : COVID-19 : Motions : Records : Rules

COVID-19 ORDER SUSPENDING DEADLINES

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that in all matters pending before the Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department, as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all perfection, filing, and other deadlines set forth by any order of this Court, the Rules of the Appellate Division (22 NYCRR Parts 1240 and 1250), the Rules of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department (22 NYCRR Parts 1000 and 1020), or the Electronic Filing Rules of the Appellate Division (22 NYCRR Part 1245), are suspended indefinitely and until further directive of the Court. More...

Wed Jun 05 2019 | Notice to the Bar : Briefs : Efile : Motions : Rules

Fourth Department to Expand E-Filing Categories Oct 1st (updated)

NYAppDiv4 is expanding the categories of appeals that will be subject to mandatory e-filing in the coming months. Oct 1, 2019 mandatory e-filing in all non-Family Court civil matters, voluntary for Family Court matters and voluntary for all criminal matters. More...

Wed Apr 17 2019 | Practice Aid : Briefs : Efile : Records : Rules

Formatting Requirements for Documents Electronically Filed (Attachment A) (video)

Join Michael Lazik of the Appellate Division Technical Services Unit for a discussion of 22 NYCRR Part 1245 Attachment A -- the Formatting Requirements for Documents Electronically Filed. 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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