Committee Reports

Lawyer’s Practical Checklist for Emergency Applications in Supreme Court, New York County and Appellate Division, First Department


The State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee has prepared a series of checklists to guide practitioners in drafting emergency applications for submission to the Supreme Court, New York County and the Appellate Division, First Department.  The checklists, which cover a variety of subject matters, including housing, matrimonial law, and general civil cases, are intended to provide an overall summary of applicable law and best practices for emergency applications which, if followed, will assist practitioners in preparing motion papers that will be accepted for filing by the court clerks and approved for review by the court. Although the checklists do not provide exhaustive treatments of state or local laws applicable to all emergency applications, they are meant to prompt practitioners to think of some of the main issues that arise when filing an emergency application.