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 Jun 26 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Efile : Motions : Rules

Digital Submission of Motion and Application Papers Pursuant to Rule 1000.4 (a)

​For purposes of the digital filing requirement pursuant to Rule 1000.4 (a), motion and application papers in matters not subject to electronic filing must be uploaded to the Court’s digital portal through which they will be automatically routed to the email address designated by the Court. More...

Wed Jun 17 2020 | Notice to the Bar : Efile : Motions : Rules

FOURTH DEPARTMENT AMENDS LOCAL RULES REGARDING DIGITAL SUBMISSION OF MOTIONS AND ELECTRONIC FILING OF FAMILY COURT AND CRIMINAL MATTERS

Effective July 1, 2020, the local rules of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department (22 NYCRR Part 1000) have been amended to provide for digital submission of motion papers and to provide rules for electronic filing in Family Court and criminal matters, which becomes mandatory in matters in which a notice of appeal is filed on or after July 1, 2020. 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filing, and other deadlines set forth by Court order or rules applicable to practice before the Court is hereby rescinded, and it is further ORDERED that the perfection and/or filing deadline in any matter affected by the Court’s March 17, 2020 order is as set forth in the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...

Wed Mar 25 2020 | Notice to the Bar : COVID-19 : Motions : Rules

COVID-19 ASSIGNED COUNSEL VOUCHER PAYMENTS

All vouchers submitted pursuant to County Law Section 722-b (4) are hereby approved for ammounts up to and not exceeding the statutory maximum. 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...

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...

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

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