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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.
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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.
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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.
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View information about requesting criminal history records, including an application form, filing and pickup instructions, contacts, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
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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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
Search New York Attorney General legal opinions from 1995 to current.
Self help, legal research, general information
5th Judicial District Mediators and Neutrals broken link ?
View a roster of neutral evaluators and mediators available in Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties for alternative dispute resolution, which allows parties to resolve conflicts without going to court.
Onondaga County Law Library broken link ?
View information about the Onondaga County Law Library, including a description of its collections and services, and links to online legal research resources, materials request by e-mail or fax, public computer terminals, and the state law library online catalog.
Onondaga County Traffic Ticket Reduction Instructions broken link ?
View and download instructions to request a reduction in your traffic ticket charge from the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office.
5th Judicial District Domestic Violence Courts broken link ?
View information about criminal offenses between intimate partners in the 5th Judicial District.
5th Judicial District Drug Treatment Courts broken link ?
View information about Drug Treatment Courts in the 5th Judicial District, which offer court-administered intervention programs as an alternative to criminal adjudications of drug related offenses.
5th Judicial District Mental Health Courts broken link ?
View information about Mental Health Courts in the 5th Judicial District, which offer treatment-based programs as an alternative to criminal adjudications when mental health is the underlying cause of criminal activity.
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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.
Office of Court Administration broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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.
Legal Publications broken link ?
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.
Tenants' Rights broken link ?
The New York Office of the Attorney General offers a downloadable publication about tenants' rights.
Litigant Resources broken link ?
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.
New York Laws broken link ?
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.
Orders of Protection broken link ?
View information about Orders of Protection, which can help keep someone from harming you. Includes the difference between Supreme Court, Family Court, and criminal courts Orders of Protection, what you can do if someone violates an Order of Protection, and additional information about Domestic Violence.
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.
Small Claims Guide broken link ?
View and download a handbook on small claims cases in City, Town and Village Courts.
New York State Adoption Records Search broken link ?
View information on searching New York State adoption records, including Adoption Information Registry forms.
Foreclosure Information broken link ?
View information about foreclosure settlement conferences and other resources for homeowners facing foreclosure.
Traffic Ticket Points and Insurance Reduction broken link ?
View information about the Point and Insurance Reduction Program, which allows some offenders to reduce points and insurance premimums by taking a classroom or online safe driving course.
Syracuse Drug Treatment Court broken link ?
View information about Drug Treatment Court, a special part of Syracuse City Court that can set up a drug treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Syracuse City Court Traffic Ticket Information broken link ?
View information about the traffic ticket process in Syracuse City Court, including pleas, depositions, trials, appeals, contacting the District Attorney to request a reduction, and paying fines.
Syracuse Domestic Violence Court broken link ?
View information about Syracuse Domestic Violence Court, which hears misdemeanor domestic violence cases.
Syracuse Community Court broken link ?
View information about Syracuse Community Court, which hears "quality of life" cases such as loitering, littering, noise, curfew, and open container.
Syracuse City Court Small Claims Information broken link ?
View information about small claims cases in Syracuse City Court, including eligibility, claim filing, and monetary limits.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Onondaga County Lawyer Referral broken link ?
Request a referral to a lawyer from the Onondaga County Bar Association, online or by phone.
Legal Aid Mid New York broken link ?
Contact the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York for free civil legal assistance for low-income residents of Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and Otsego Counties.
5th Judicial District Pro Bono Information broken link ?
View information about the Pro Bono program in Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties, which can provide free civil legal help to low-income residents.
Onondaga County Volunteer Lawyers broken link ?
View information about the Onondaga County Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyer Project, which provides free legal assistance to low-income residents. Telephone consultations, divorce clinics, neighborhood "Talk to a Lawyer" meetings, and other services are included.
Onondaga County Bad Check Enforcement broken link ?
The Onondaga County District Attorney's Office offers information about its Check Enforcement Progam, which helps merchants collect on bad checks.
Find Lawyer Referral Services broken link ?
View a list of state and local bar association lawyer referral services by county.
Find Free Legal Assistance broken link ?
View a directory of organizations offering free legal services to eligible clients, listed by name or service area.
Information about Attorneys broken link ?
Including information about Client Rights and Responsibilities, the Attorney Grievance Committee and Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution.
Consumer Protection broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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
Online Forms and Filing Fee Information broken link ?
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 broken link ?
Use an interactive computer program to fill out forms for use in various courts.
Domestic Violence Forms broken link ?
View and download forms for use in domestic violence matters in courts issuing orders of protection.
Online fine payments