Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction dinner
Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction dinner, held on January 15, 2019, during NYSBA Annual meeting.



  • evaluate the practices and procedures of the Court of Appeals and the Appellate Divisions;
  • hold meetings at which appellate judges and advocates speak;
  • tour the Courthouses led by the Clerk of the Court and a Justice;
  • conduct CLE programs;
  • sponsor programs with other bar associations and with other NYSBA sections;
  • submit proposals and evaluations to NYSBA Executive Committee and House of Delegates;
  • propose amicus briefs for Executive Committee consideration.

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The committee’s newsletter, Leaveworthy, addresses significant appellate practice decisions, both state and federal, that: 1) clarify the law, especially if lower courts had inconsistent rulings or interpretations on the issue, and 2) provide illumination on useful appellate practice techniques. We also plan to cover news about procedures, personnel and rules in the appellate courts.

Winter 2019 (PDF File)
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Winter 2016 (PDF File)

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Spring 2013 (PDF File)
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Spring 2010 (PDF File)
Fall 2009 (PDF File)

In March 2014, the committee produced a detailed report examining the rules of practice of the four Departments of the Appellate Division and made recommendations about the extent to which they can be made uniform for the benefit of both the courts and practicing attorneys.

The committee’s report recommending changes in the procedures for criminal leave applications to the New York Court of Appeals was adopted by the Association’s Executive Committee in November 2009.

The committee’s September 3, 2010 report discusses its views on, and the pros and cons of, an electronic filing system in the New York Court of Appeals.

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