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Notice to the Bar

The Clerks’ Offices of the Court of Appeals and the Appellate Division Departments have released a joint scheduling announcement regarding dates to consider appeals related to the June 25, 2024 primary elections. The full notice to the bar can be accessed here.

 

Court Holds Session in Buffalo

The Court heard argument away from Court of Appeals Hall in Albany for its November 2023 Session. On November 14, 15 and 16, the Court heard argument at Old County Hall, 92 Franklin Street, Buffalo, New York. Oral arguments at Old County Hall can be accessed here

 

Public Hearing on Civil Legal Services

On September 18, 2023, Chief Judge Rowan D. Wilson of the State of New York conducted a statewide public hearing at the Court of Appeals to assess the extent and nature of unmet civil legal services needs throughout New York State in order to recommend to the Legislature and the Executive the level of public resources necessary to meet those needs. A live webcast of the hearing can be accessed here.
 

Legal Education Update

The Court of Appeals has issued an order waiving strict compliance with certain distance learning limitations and restrictions of sections 520.3 and 520.6 of the Rules for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law (22 NYCRR 520.3 and 520.6) applicable, in limited circumstances, when students and faculty who are subject to mandatory COVID-19 quarantine requirements attend in-person courses remotely or when a student has been granted an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act permitting the student to attend in-person courses remotely. The order applies to the 2023-2024 academic year. A copy of the order can be accessed here.

 

Notice to the Bar

The Court has amended its Rules for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law (Part 520, Rule 520.17). Under the newly amended rule, a Pro Bono Scholar may complete a portion of the program during the fall semester immediately preceding the participant’s final semester of law study. However, credit for the work may not be awarded until the entire program is completed. The rule amendment is effective October 4, 2023. A copy of the Court's order amending the rule can be found here.

 

Investiture of Chief Judge Rowan D. Wilson

On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, the Court of Appeals celebrated the Investiture of Chief Judge Rowan D. Wilson as Chief Judge of the State of New York and Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals.  The event may be viewed here

 

Notice to the Bar

The Court of Appeals has released its 2024 Calendar of Sessions.  The full notice to the Bar and Calendar of Sessions can be accessed here.

 
Bar Examination and Legal Education
Bar Examination and Legal Education updates posted since March 2020 can be accessed here.
 

 
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