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...

Wed Apr 04 2018 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : Policies

Portable Electronic Device Use at the Courthouse

As a convenience to counsel, litigants, members of the press, and the public, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department permits the use of portable electronic devices such as cellular telephones, laptop and tablet computers, personal digital assistants, and similar devices within the Court building. More...

Fri Sep 01 2017 | Press Release : Arguments : Policies

New Access Policy for Attorneys with Valid UCS Secure Passes

Presiding Justice Gerald J. Whalen has directed that, effective immediately, all valid attorney ID cards issued by the Unified Court System (Secure Passes) will be honored by the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. More...

Thu Oct 01 2009 | Press Release : Excellence : Policies

Appellate Division Releases Policy Statement on Pro Bono and Volunteer Services

A Pro Bono and Volunteer Services Committee has been established to oversee the implementation of the Appellate Division's Pro Bono Legal and Volunteer Services Policy. The Committee is comprised of the Clerk of the Court, Deputy Clerk of the Court, and the Executive Assistant. More...

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Please direct all media inquiries to the Clerk of the Court:​

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

About the Court

The Supreme Court of the Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department hears appeals from the state's trial courts located in the 22 Central and Western New York counties assigned to the Fifth, Seventh, and Eighth Judicial Districts. More »

M. Dolores Denman Courthouse

Dedicated on January 22, 1999, the courthouse is located in the East End community in downtown Rochester, New York. More »

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