Supreme Court Appellate Division Convenes at Albany Law

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Date: 03/02/2012

The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, held a session of court at Albany Law School for the 17th consecutive year on Tuesday, March 20. The session included several alumni arguing cases. The justices hearing arguments were:

  • Acting Presiding Justice Thomas E. Mercure
  • Associate Justice John A. Lahtinen '70
  • Associate Justice Edward O. Spain '66
  • Associate Justice William E. McCarthy '88
  • Associate Justice Elizabeth A. Garry '90

Case summaries are available here [PDF].

Albany Law has hosted a session of the Appellate Division, Third Department, each year since 1995. When the first session at the law school was held on Oct. 11, 1995, it marked the first time in more than 85 years that the court had sat at a location other than its home courtroom.

That initial session also marked the beginning of a program whereby the Appellate Division, Third Department, began holding court sessions throughout the 28 counties that make up its geographic jurisdiction.