NYCourts.govNew York State Unified Court System



27 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010
(212) 340-0400

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Acting Presiding Justice
Hon. Peter Tom

Clerk of the Court
Susanna Molina Rojas

Hours of operation:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except public holidays


Excellence Initiative

For information on the Excellence Initiative of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, including how comments and suggestions may be submitted to the Chief Judge, please see Excellence Initiative


Attorney Disciplinary Matters - New rules effective October 1, 2016

Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters (22 NYCRR Part 1240)  & Uniform Form Appendices A - F

Amendment of Court Rules part 603 and 605 relating Conduct of Attorneys and Disciplinary Matters



Created by the New York State Constitution of 1894, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department, is one of four intermediate appellate courts in the State, and holds jurisdiction over the Counties of New York and the Bronx. Appeals are taken to the Appellate Division, as a matter of right, in civil and criminal cases, from the Supreme Court, Surrogate’s Court, Family Court, and Court of Claims.

As a branch of the Supreme Court, the Appellate Division has broad powers to review questions of law and fact, and to make new findings of fact. It serves as the court of original jurisdiction in certain types of matters; other cases reach the Appellate Division after they have been reviewed by the Appellate Term, a lower appellate court. Since, with few exceptions, appeals to the Court of Appeals, the State’s highest court, are by permission only, the Appellate Division is the court of last resort in the majority of cases. Over 3,000 appeals, 6,000 motions, and 1,000 interim applications are determined each year.

In addition, the Appellate Division admits roughly 3,000 new attorneys to the Bar each year, disciplines practicing lawyers, and otherwise exercises its judicial authority in Manhattan and the Bronx.


Attorney Registration:
Failure to Comply with Biennial Requirements - List of Suspended Attorneys

Judiciary Law § 468-a requires that every attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York register biennially and, if applicable, pay a registration fee to the Chief Administrator of the Courts. Pursuant to Section 468-a, attorneys who are in default of this biennial obligation are subject to Appellate Division disciplinary action.

By order and decision of this court entered January 30, 2017, those attorneys who continued in their noncompliance with Judiciary Law § 468-a are suspended from practice of law in the State of New York effective immediately.

1/30/2017 -- Suspension List

Attorneys can check their attorney registration status at