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

 

Mission Statement

Adopted September 15, 2020

The mission of the Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction is to:

  • Engage attorneys, members of the judiciary, judicial staff, academics, and other interested parties in discussion of current issues in appellate practice;
  • Report on the need for statutory and procedural rule changes to improve the administration of justice in state and federal appellate courts located in New York;
  • Educate attorneys and pro se litigants about the subject of appellate practice by producing educational materials and sponsoring programs to enhance their skills in perfecting, briefing, and arguing appeals, and engaging in appellate motion practice; and,
  • Act to promote access to appellate courts and assist the administration of justice by, for example, supporting programs to aid indigent litigants with pending appeals.

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Committee Roster

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.

 

 

 


LEAVEWORTHY: Summer 2020

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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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