Supreme Court


Suffolk County Supreme Court Riverhead


All Inquiries and Departments:

Chief Clerk
Leon J. Adler

Deputy Chief Clerk
Dawn Maletta

Chief Clerk's Office


The Supreme Court handles the prosecution of felonies and civil cases involving high dollar amounts. The Court also handles divorces, separations and annulments in addition to mortgage foreclosures and injunctions.

Supreme Court justices are elected by judicial district to 14-year terms. Criminal felony cases are heard in the Supreme Court in New York City and predominantly in the County Courts outside of New York City.

More Supreme Court Information

Information about Coronavirus and the NYS Courts

Administrative Orders, Operational Changes due to Coronavirus Crisis

CCP Ready Day Calendar Call Teams Link
Supreme Court-Honorable Paul J. Baisley, Jr. CCP

Calendar Control Part Pre-Trial/Reserve Conferences Microsoft Teams Link

Calendar Control Part Appearances Memo

Preliminary Conference Procedure

Preliminary Conference Stipulation and Order form

Supreme Court Protocol to File an "Essential Matter" During Current Court Operations- June 26, 2020

Procedure for Conversion to Electronic Filing

Filing in Suffolk Supreme Court for Unrepresented Litigants

Matrimonial Cases Procedures and Protocols for Virtual Chambers

Motion Practice in Suffolk County Supreme Court
-All unsubmitted motions previously filed with the Suffolk County Supreme Court will not be calendared for SUBMISSION during the period of Consolidated Court Operations.

-Motion return dates may be adjourned with the consent of all parties; all such requests must be in writing and faxed to the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office at 631-853-5835

Extreme Risk Protection Orders Procedures

Procedures for Extreme Risk Protection Orders filing in Suffolk County

Supreme Court Justices
Judges are listed on the court page in which they are elected or appointed

Alternative Dispute Resolution Program


Divorce: Civil Alternatives to Litigating in Matrimonials (CALM)/Mediation

Future Court Appearance System
Access for Supreme Court Civil Case Information

Child Victims Act Commencement Process

Applications to Proceed Under Anonymous Caption or Request to Seal

Protocol re E-filing motion to be relieved containing confidential info



Preliminary Conference Stipulation and Order form

Suffolk County's Referee Surplus Money Form

Commission to Guardian Form

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Supreme Court Forms

Compliance Conference Order with Certification



Rules of Supreme Court Justices

Administrative Order dated October 12, 2016

Suffolk County Supreme Court Foreclosure Action Surplus Monies Rule

Standard Preliminary Conference Order for Matrimonial Cases
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Guardianship Office Rules & Procedures

Calendar Control Part Rules

Commercial Division - Notice for Cases Assigned