CLE: Inside the Appellate Division: A Conversation with Law Clerks of the Fourth Department

Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 3-5pm

Larkin Center of Commerce | 701 Seneca St. | Buffalo, NY 14210

Happy hour reception to follow

Presented by the Bar Association of Erie County’s Appellate Practice Committee, Young Lawyers Committee, and the UB School of Law GOLD Group (Graduates of the Last Decade)

Come to historic Larkinville to meet the clerks of the Fourth Department, who will give a behind-the-scenes look: tracing the path of a case through the system, tips for perfecting your arguments, an insider’s look at the hiring process, and a tour of chambers!


  • Ann Dillon Flynn, Esq., Clerk of the Court
  • Brittany A. Jones, Esq., Confidential Law Clerk to Justice E. Jeannette Ogden
  • Mary Ann Krisa, Esq., Senior Appellate Court Attorney
  • Samantha Mahoney, Esq., Appellate Court Attorney
  • Andrew Plewinski, Esq., Senior Attorney, Mental Hygiene Legal Services


  • 3:00-3:05pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 3:05-3:45pm Moderated Panel Discussion
      • The path of a case through the Fourth Department
      • Preliminary Reports
      • Reports to the Court
  • 3:45-3:50pm Questions
  • 3:50-4:00pm Break
  • 4:00-4:25 How to Get a Job at the Appellate Division
      • Types of attorneys
      • Qualities/Statistics
      • Opportunities for preliminary interview
      • Postings and UCS-5 Form
      • What can you be doing now?
      • Prestigious Alumni
  • 4:25-4:30pm Questions
  • 4:30-4:50pm Tour of the Fourth Department’s Buffalo office
  • 4:50-5:00pm Adjourn

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Apr 25 2024


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Larkin Center of Commerce
701 Seneca St. Buffalo, NY 14210