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Appellate Division Fourth Department


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:

Supreme Court: All Commercial Division matters and all matters e-filed in the lower court.

Surrogate’s Court: All appeals from Surrogate’s Court matters must be e-filed.

Click here for e-filing forms.

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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