New York State Court of Appeals &
Jury Trial for Custody
After the setback at the Appellate Division, I continued by
attempting an appeal to New York State's highest court -- the Court of Appeals.
Below I have presented links to the actual documents as they were filed and hope others
can learn from my attempts and my mistakes (and do better the next time).
20 May 98 - Notice/File Appeal to the New
York State Court of Appeals
28 May 98 - Filed required Jurisdictional
Statement (500.2) with the Court of Appeals. Paragraph 7 contains a brief summary. In
New York State the Court of Appeals can screen incoming cases.
27 May 98 - Filed motion to reargue with
2 June 98 - Received letter from Court Clerk,
Court of Appeals, requesting more info so Court can make a determination to jurisdictional
grounds. On a seperate, but more critical area, got served with papers my child may be relocated to California!
2 June 98 - Submitted a greivance against the
attorney's for factual misrepresentations made during the Trail and the Appeal. In a most surprising letter, got a response that even if all my
allegations were true, it would not be misconduct! No need for an investigation.
12 June 98 - Filed supplemental information with
Court of Appeals. Detailed references to the Record.
July 98 - Received letter from Court Clerk, Court of Appeals, requesting
decision from Appellate Division on my prior motion to argue.
The Appellate division denied the request, and I forwarded that information to