Thu Feb 17 2022 | Press Release : Admissions : COVID-19

Watch the February 2022 Bar Admission Ceremonies Live and On-Demand

Candidates for admission to the bar may share this page with guests who wish to view the ceremony. More...

Thu Dec 23 2021 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : COVID-19

Remote Arguments for January Term

Due to public health considerations parties all arguments scheduled for January Term will be conducted virtually via the Court's remote argument protocol. More...

Mon Dec 20 2021 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : COVID-19

Venue Change for Oral Arguments on Thurs Jan 13

Oral Arguments Scheduled for Thu Jan 13th are Relocated to Rochester due to Public Health Considerations. More...

COVID-19 PROTOCOL FOR IN-PERSON ORAL ARGUMENT

The Court System is committed to following the most up-to-date guidance issued by public health authorities in order to help ensure the health and safety of all court employees and court users. More...

Tue Jun 08 2021 | Press Release : COVID-19

Appellate Division Law Library Is Now Open By Appointment

The AD4 Law Library is now open by appointment. For further information, or to make an appointment, email us at ad4ref@nycourts.gov. More...

Mon Jan 25 2021 | Notice to the Bar : Arguments : Briefs : COVID-19 : Motions

Oral Argument in all Matters for the Court's February-March Term to be Held Remotely

Due to the increased risks caused by the continued spread of the novel coronvirus that causes COVID-19, oral argument in all matters in which argument has been requested for the Court’s February-March term, commencing February 22 and ending March 5, will be held remotely via the Court’s remote argument platform. More...

Wed Dec 16 2020 | Press Release : Arguments : Briefs : COVID-19 : Efile : Motions : Records

Important Notice Regarding the Court's January Term

Oral argument in all matters in which argument has been requested for the Court’s January term, commencing January 11 and ending January 22, will be held remotely via the Court’s remote argument platform. More...

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...

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...

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...

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