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Clerk's Office

P.O. Box 7288, Capitol Station
Albany, NY 12224-0350
Tel: (518) 471-4777
Fax: (518) 471-4750
[email protected]

Erica Putnam Little
Managing Attorney

Quick Start Guide

*Does not constitute legal advice.

Brief Overview of the Appellate Process in the Third Department:

  • Step One: a Notice of Appeal is filed
  • Step Two: the appeal is perfected
  • Step Three: responsive briefs are filed
  • Step Four: the appeal is calendared for a Term of Court
  • Step Five: oral argument is held OR the papers are submitted to a panel of Justices
  • Step Six: a decision is rendered