Wed Jun 15 2022 | Press Release : Court

Hon. Henry J. Scudder Potrait Ceremony - Watch on-demand (video)

Henry J. Scudder is a former Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. More...

Mon Jun 13 2022 | Press Release : Admissions : Court

June 2022 Bar Admission Ceremony @ Hochstein -- Watch on-demand (video)

June 2022 Bar Admission Ceremony at the Hochstein School in Rochster New York. Keynote Speaker - Trini E. Ross, United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. Hon. Gerald J. Whalen, Presiding. More...

Wed Nov 24 2021 | Press Release : Court

Justice Troutman Nominated to the New York State Court of Appeals

The Justices and staff of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, offer our warmest congratulations to Justice Shirley Troutman on her recent nomination to the New York State Court of Appeals. More...

Mon Jun 21 2021 | Blog : Admissions : Court : Event

BAR ADMISSION CEREMONIES -- WATCH LIVE

Watch Live - Bar Admission Ceremony - Hochstein School Mon June 21 2021 -- Remote Admissions via Zoom -- June 23 2021 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...

Fri Nov 01 2019 | Press Release : Court

Governor Cuomo Designates Justice Tracey Bannister to Fourth Department

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced five appointments to fill vacancies in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, in all four of New York's Judicial Departments. More...

Mon Sep 30 2019 | Press Release : Admissions : Court : Event

Fourth Department Schedules Special Posthumous Bar Admission Ceremony for First African American Graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law

The Court has scheduled a special and historic posthumous admission ceremony for William Herbert Johnson, the first graduate of African descent from the Syracuse University College of Law -- Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the S.F. Hancock Ceremonial Courtroom at the Onondaga County Courthouse in Syracuse. More...

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