Oral arguments are typically scheduled for two weeks every month. There is usually one session of oral arguments each day, beginning at either 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Daily session calendars are available on the court's monthly term calendar.
The Appellate Division, Third Department, which is located in Albany, is one of four Appellate Division Departments. Each Department exercises appellate jurisdiction in a separate geographic region.
The Appellate Division is New York State's intermediate level appellate court. It hears appeals from trial courts and has power to review both law and facts in civil and criminal cases. Appeals from the Appellate Division are taken to the Court of Appeals, the State's highest court. The bulk of all appellate review in New York State is provided by the Appellate Division.