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View information on requesting case records from the court clerk, including fees for copies, inspection for free at the clerk's office, and trial transcripts.
Published opinions and orders
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Search published New York State trial court opinions and motions by name, decision date, court, docket number, judge, citation, or keywords. Not all trial court decisions are published.
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Search New York Attorney General legal opinions from 1995 to current.
Self help, legal research, general information
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View information about the Law Library of Brooklyn, including how to request materials by e-mail or fax, library catalog, and links to online research resources.
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Legal information includes Family Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law and definitions of common legal terms. Links to local law libraries throughout New York State are included.
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Legal information is organized by topic and includes Housing, Landlord-Tenant, Family, Child Support, Juvenile, Consumer, Probate, Individual Rights, and other legal issues. Legal resources include information about the courts and community services.
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Including disability and language accommodations, interpreters, and other court services.
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Contact information and a description of the services provided by the office. A toll-free number for court-related questions is also available.
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The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles answers frequently asked questions about traffic tickets, including online fine payment, license suspension and other traffic law and motor vehicle issues.
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The New York State Division of Child Support Enforcement offers information and services relation to child support, including paternity establishment and enforcement of child support orders.
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The Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution provides a list of alternative dispute resolution court based programs, information about ADR, and links to private ADR organizations and other resources.
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View information for court-appointed guardians and other types of fiduciaries such as attorneys for incapacitated persons, guardians ad litem, receivers, and law guardians for children. Training resources, laws, forms, summaries of relevant cases, and a Guardian ad Litem Manual are included.
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View and download publications and videos about a variety of legal topics, including alternative dispute resolution, courts, family law, housing issues, self-representation, and many others.
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View a variety of resources for litigants in New York courts, including a Criminal Justice System Handbook, Landlord-Tenant Trial Guides, transcription and interpreting services, a Guide to Court Services, and more.
Court Information broken link ?
View information about court locations and contacts, how to find the right court for your type of case, what kinds of help are available at the court house, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Law Libraries Online Catalog broken link ?
Search for resources in all trial court law libraries in New York State by title, author, subject, keyword, series, or library location.
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Search and browse the laws of New York State: Consolidated Laws, Unconsolidated Laws, Court Acts, Senate and Assembly Rules, the Constitution of New York, and the New York City Charter and Administrative Code.
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View answers to frequently asked questions about Surrogate's Court in New York, including court procedures, wills, estates, guardianships, and adoptions.
Rural Legal Resources broken link ?
The Rural Law Center provides self-help guides, forms, and samples geared toward low-income rural residents. Topics include going to court, service of court papers, small claims, family matters, housing, and mediation.
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View information on searching New York State adoption records, including Adoption Information Registry forms.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
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View locations and types of services provided for free to low-income residents by Legal Services NYC.
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Request a referral to an attorney from the New York City Bar Association online or by phone.
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Request a referral to a lawyer from the Brooklyn Bar Association, by phone or online. Referrals are free; there may be a fee for an initial consultation with a lawyer.
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Request a referral to a lawyer from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association of Greater New York, by e-mail or phone.
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Contact Legal Services NYC - Bedford Stuyvesant for free civil legal help for low-income residents.
Northeast Brooklyn Legal Services broken link ?
Contact Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A for free civil legal help for low-income residents of North and East Brooklyn.
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Contact Legal Services NYC - Brooklyn Branch for free civil legal help for low-income residents of Boro Park, Williamsburg, Crown Heights, Brighton Beach and the Lower East Side.
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Contact South Brooklyn Legal Services for free civil legal help for low-income residents. Services include consumer law, family law, employment, foreclosure prevention, benefits, HIV, housing, and taxes.
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Contact the New York Legal Assistance Group for free civil legal help for low-income residents of New York City and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties.
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View information about the Brooklyn Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyers Project, which provides free legal help to low-income residents with family law, consumer law, and elder law cases. A debt clinic and foreclosure intervention are also available.
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View a list of state and local bar association lawyer referral services by county.
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View a directory of organizations offering free legal services to eligible clients, listed by name or service area.
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Including information about Client Rights and Responsibilities, the Attorney Grievance Committee and Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution.
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Request a lawyer referral by county from the New York State Bar Association. Referral is free; there may be a fee for an initial consultation with a lawyer.
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View a list of all Public Defender offices by county, provided by the New York State Defenders Association.
Rural Law Center Legal Help broken link ?
View contact information for the Rural Law Center, or complete and submit an online form, to request legal assistance for low-income rural residents.
Forms and related information
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View and download court forms arranged by topic, kind of case, and court. Topics include Family Law, Uncontested Divorce, and Civil. Kinds of cases include Orders of Protection, Paternity, Custody/Visitation, Guardianship, Support, Name Change, Estates, Probate, Consumer Debt, and Housing. Courts include Family Court, Surrogate's Court, Supreme Court, and NYC Civil Court. Links to additional forms are provided.
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View and download forms and view filing fees for various courts. Forms for statewide use include Family Court, Domestic Violence, Surrogate's Court, Matrimonial/Divorce, Criminal, Attorney-Client Fee Dispute, DWI Ignition Interlock, Name Change, Employment, Request for Judicial Intervention, Interview of Treating Physician, and Health Insurance. Some local court forms are included.
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Use an interactive computer program to fill out forms for use in various courts.