Fri Sep 08 2023 | Press Release : Careers : Court : Court Examiners

Join the Appellate Division, Fourth Department as a Court Examiner for Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 Guardianships

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, is currently soliciting interest for the position of Court Examiner. More...

Fourth Department Continues Successful Hybrid Oral Argument Model

The Fourth Department's dedication to providing an efficient and adaptable appellate process has led to the continuation of hybrid oral arguments for the Fall 2023 terms. The data collected during the pilot period supports this decision, showcasing the effectiveness of this model in ensuring accessibility, convenience, and robust participation. More...

Mon Aug 21 2023 | Press Release : Careers : Court : Excellence

JustCause Fourth Department Partnership Success

JustCause, formerly the Volunteer Legal Service Program of Monroe County, Inc. (VLSP), established the Tenant Town and Village Court Pro Bono Program in 2016 to provide free legal representation to unrepresented tenants in eviction proceedings. More...

Tue Jun 13 2023 | Blog : Attorneys : Court

Watch On-Demand: Attorney For Children Awards Ceremony - June 13th 2023

Each year the Fourth Department, Attorneys for Children Advisory Committee, selects two outstanding attorneys for children from each of the Fifth, Seventh and Eighth Districts to receive the Hon. Michael F. Dillon Award. More...

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


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

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