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Searching Case Records
Search Housing Case Information
Search case information for pending Landlord-Tenant cases in the Housing Part of New York City Civil Court by index number or party name. Search can be narrowed by county and year.
Electronic Case Record Tracking
Register for free e-mail notification of activity in cases you select to be tracked. Service is availble for Supreme Court civil cases in all counties, some local civil courts, and criminal cases in 13 counties.
Local Civil Court Case Information
Search for civil court case information for all New York City Civil Courts, all Nassau and Suffolk County District Courts, and most local city courts by index number, party name, attorney name, or judge name.
Case Records Requests
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.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Housing Case Calendars
Search case calendars for pending Landlord-Tenant cases in the Housing Part of New York City Civil Court by county, court part, and date range.
Local Court Case Calendars
Search for civil court calendar information for all New York City Civil Courts, all Nassau and Suffolk County District Courts, and most local city courts by court, part or judge, and date range.
Published opinions and orders
New York State Trial Court Decisions
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.
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search New York Attorney General legal opinions from 1995 to current.
Self help, legal research, general information
New York City Civil Court Self-Representation Information
A guide for people without attorneys in civil cases in the Civil Court of the City of New York.
New York City Foreclosure Help
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development offers counseling, direct assistance, and other resources for people facing foreclosure.
New York City Small Claims Information
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs offers information on how to sue in small claims court, including help with collection of judgments from Department of Consumer Affairs business licensees.
New York City Civil Court - Housing Part Information and Resources
Including information about self-representation, online forms, definitions of common legal terms and legal information applicable to the Civil Court of the City of New York - Housing Part.
New York City Civil Court Services
View information about the services available from New York City Civil Court, including mediation, interpreters, court reporters, childcare centers, Help Centers, guardians, and other services.
New York City Civil Court Procedural Information
View legal and procedural information for New York City Civil Court, before during and after trial; including mediation, starting and answering a case, name changes, inquests, commercial landlord and tenant cases, definitions, credit reports, and obtaining court records.
Representing Yourself in New York City Civil Court
View information for people without a lawyer in New York City Civil Court, including Help Centers, finding free legal assistance, court forms, videos, publications, seminars, definitions, finding case and calendar information, locations, and links to legal research resources.
New York City Civil Court - Housing Part Procedures
View information about procedures in New York City Civil Court - Housing Part, including answering a case, appeals, emergency access & repairs, stopping an eviction, judgments, warrants, and other information.
New York City Civil Court - Small Claims Part Procedures
View information about procedures in New York City Civil Court - Small Claims Part, including starting a case, trial procedure, after a case, locations, and definitions.
New York City Civil Court Frequently Asked Questions
View answers to frequently asked questions about New York City Civil Court.
New York City Civil Court - Housing Part Frequently Asked Questions
View answers to frequently asked questions about New York City Civil Court - Housing Part.
New York City Civil Court - Small Claims Part Frequently Asked Questions
View answers to frequently asked questions about New York City Civil Court - Small Claims Part.
Law Library of Brooklyn
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.
New York City Civil Court - Small Claims Part Electronic Filing
View information about filing your New York City Civil Court small claims or commercial claims case electronically, with links to filing service vendors.
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.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
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.
Including disability and language accommodations, interpreters, and other court services.
Definitions of Common Legal Terms
A glossary of general legal and divorce terms.
Trial Court Rules
Court rules are organized by court type and title.
Office of Court Administration
Contact information and a description of the services provided by the office. A toll-free number for court-related questions is also available.
Traffic Ticket and Motor Vehicle Information
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.
Child Support Services
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.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
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.
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.
The New York Office of the Attorney General offers a downloadable publication about tenants' rights.
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.
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
Search for resources in all trial court law libraries in New York State by title, author, subject, keyword, series, or library location.
New York Laws
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.
New York State Adoption Records Search
View information on searching New York State adoption records, including Adoption Information Registry forms.
View information about foreclosure settlement conferences and other resources for homeowners facing foreclosure.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
New York City Legal Services
View locations and types of services provided for free to low-income residents by Legal Services NYC.
Brooklyn Legal Aid
Contact the Brooklyn office of The Legal Aid Society for free legal help for low-income residents.
New York City Lawyer Referral
Request a referral to an attorney from the New York City Bar Association online or by phone.
Brooklyn Lawyer Referral
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.
LGBT Lawyer Referral
Request a referral to a lawyer from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association of Greater New York, by e-mail or phone.
Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services
Contact Legal Services NYC - Bedford Stuyvesant for free civil legal help for low-income residents.
Northeast Brooklyn Legal Services
Contact Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A for free civil legal help for low-income residents of North and East Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Legal Services
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.
South Brooklyn Legal Services
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.
New York Legal Assistance Group
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.
Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers
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.
New York City Civil Court Volunteer Housing Lawyers
View information about the New York City Civil Court Housing Part Volunteer Lawyers Program, which provides free legal assistance to low-income parties in residential landlord-tenant cases.
New York City Legal Help
View information about MFY Legal Services, which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of New York City with housing, consumer, employment, mental health, elder, foreclosure, caregiving, and public benefits issues.
Find Lawyer Referral Services
View a list of state and local bar association lawyer referral services by county.
Find Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of organizations offering free legal services to eligible clients, listed by name or service area.
Information about Attorneys
Including information about Client Rights and Responsibilities, the Attorney Grievance Committee and Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution.
The New York Office of the Attorney General offers information about consumer frauds including auto, computer, credit, foreclosure, identity theft, investing and more. Tips to avoid fraud, a consumer hotline, instructions for filing complaints and complaint forms are included. Links are in the right column.
New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral
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.
New York State Public Defender List
View a list of all Public Defender offices by county, provided by the New York State Defenders Association.
New York State Attorney Search
Search for a lawyer in New York State by name.
View a directory of Women's Bar Association of New York members.
Forms and related information
New York City Civil Court Forms
View and download forms for use in Civil Court of the City of New York.
New York City Civil Court - Housing Part Forms
View and download forms for use in Civil Court of the City of New York - Housing Part.
New York City Civil Court - Small Claims Part Forms
View and download forms for use in Civil Court of the City of New York - Small Claims Part.
Do-It-Yourself New York City Civil Court Forms
Use an interactive computer program to fill out forms for use in Civil Court of the City of New York.
Online Court Forms
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.
Online Forms and Filing Fee Information
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.
Do-It-Yourself Statewide Forms
Use an interactive computer program to fill out forms for use in various courts.
Online fine payments
New York City Online Payments
Pay your violation fines online, including parking tickets, red light tickets, bus lane tickets, ECB violations, health violations, and consumer affairs violations. Property and business taxes and water bills can also be paid. Check status of parking tickets, locate towed vehicles, check on your last payment, and request a parking ticket hearing. A convenience fee applies.