April 29, 2002



The Clerk of the Court of Appeals and the Clerks of the four Appellate Division Departments have released the following joint scheduling announcement:

The Departments have scheduled and reserved only the following dates to consider appeals related to the September 10, 2002 primary elections.

First Department - Wednesday, August 21, 2002

(Thursday, August 22, 2002 if necessary)

Second Department - Tuesday, August 20, 2002

(Wednesday, August 21, 2002 if necessary)

Third Department - Thursday, August 22, 2002

Fourth Department - Wednesday, August 21, 2002


The Court of Appeals has scheduled and reserved Wednesday, August 28, and, if necessary, Thursday, August 29, to consider appeals and motions for leave to appeal related to primary election matters.

Because there is limited time available between the primary election sessions of the Appellate Divisions and the Court of Appeals, parties who seek to have matters placed upon the Court of Appeals motions or appeals calendars must contact the Court of Appeals Clerk's Office for filing instructions promptly (usually at the time the decision of the Appellate Division is made known).

All parties, election boards and affected courts are expected to proceed expeditiously with all phases of election matters so that the requirements of these Special Sessions can be met. Details concerning adherence to and compliance with the schedule may be sought by communication with the respective Clerks' offices, as the need arises.


Stuart M. Cohen

Clerk of the Court