229 West 36th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Appellate Division
Fourth Department

Hon. Gerald J. Whalen, Presiding JusticeMark W. Bennett, Clerk of the Court
Supreme Court Appellate Division
50 East Avenue, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14604www.nycourts.gov/courts/ad4(585) 530-3100

Practice Rules of the Appellate Division
22 NYCRR Part 1250

(Effective September 17, 2018)

Fourth Department Rules of Practice
22 NYCRR Part 850

(Effective September 17, 2018)

Electronic Filing Rules of the Appellate Division
22 NYCRR Part 1245

Formatting Specifications and Guidelines for E-Filed Documents

Cases that must be e-filed in this court include:

Family Court Matters:        E-Filing is Voluntary

All Other Civil Matters:      E-Filing is Mandatory

Criminal Matters:                E-Filing is Voluntary

Oral Argument Calendar


Alessandra Kane
Appellate Paralegal Supervisor

The Fourth Department is the only Appellate Division to require a specific color for brief covers, similar to the Circuit Court briefing system.

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