Given the significant unmet need for legal and other community services in the
state, it is the policy of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, to encourage and
support efforts by its employees to provide pro bono legal and volunteer services
within the community.
The Policy on Pro Bono Legal and Volunteer Services extends to all Appellate
Division employees and encourages all volunteer work, legal or non-legal. This best
reflects the Appellate Division's commitment to developing a sense of community
responsibility among all employees.
Pro Bono Policy: Full Text
President's Pro Bono Service Award
In the News
Students with Justice Scudder
Students from World of Inquiry School-58 meet with Presiding Justice Scudder during a tour of
Appellate Division in November 2009
Moot Court 1
Students from World of Inquiry School-58 present arguments to Justice Smith, Presiding
Justice Scudder and Justice Lindley during Moot Court competition in June 2010.
Justice Lindley with students
Justice Lindley poses with some of the participants following 2010 World of Inquiry
School-58 Moot Court competition.
Intensive Week January 2011
Presiding Justice Scudder and "Associate Justices" from World of Inquiry School-58 listen to arguments presented by
Law Assistants Vincent Miranda and Kenneth Tyler during Intensive Week 2011.
"Associate Justices" discuss case
Presiding Justice Scudder listens as an "Associate Justice" from World of Inquiry School-58 explains how she would decide the case presented
by law assistants during Intensive Week, January 2011.