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Supreme Court of the State of New York
Fourth Judicial Department

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.

President's Pro Bono Service Award

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The Appellate Division, Fourth Department received the 2011 President's Pro Bono Service Award, presented annually by the New York State Bar Association, in recognition of outstanding pro bono initiatives and contributions by individual attorneys, law firms, law students, law school groups, in-house counsel and government offices.

In the News

City students 'practice' law in a real courthouse

The Daily Record: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Issues in a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court were taken up last week by ninth-grade city students before the Appellate Division, Fourth Department.

School 58 Mock Trial

The Daily Record: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The Appellate Division, Fourth Department sponsored a moot court competition June 9 for seventh grade students attending World of Inquiry School No. 58.

Fourth Department aids School 58

The Daily Record: Thursday, February 18, 2010
The Appellate Division, Fourth Department last year established a partnership with World of Inquiry School 58 in an effort to promote volunteer work in the community.