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...

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 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...

Mon Jun 01 2020 | Notice to the Bar : COVID-19 : Decisions

Matter of Attorneys in Violation of Judiciary Law § 468-a

Matter of Attorneys in Violation of Judiciary Law § 468-a, Order Extending Deadline for Written Responses. 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...

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...

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 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...

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