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Search Electronically Filed Case Records
Search electronically filed Supreme Court and Court of Claims case information by case identifier, party name, attorney name, or tax certiorari block and lot. Search can be narrowed by county and case type. Electronic filing is currently available for certain commercial, tort, and tax certiorari cases in participating counties, and in any case type in Broome and Erie Counties. Case information for The Court of Claims is currently available only for counties in the Albany District.
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.
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.
Court of Claims Decisions
Search Court of Claims decisions from March 2000 by keyword, UID, judge name, claimant name, or date.
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search New York Attorney General legal opinions from 1995 to current.
Self help, legal research, general information
Albany County Law Library
Find contact information for the Francis Bergan Law Library, including location and hours of operation.
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.
Court of Claims Information
Legal information, statutes, rules and other materials are offered to address common questions about the Court of Claims.
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.
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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
The Legal Project
View information about the Capital District Women's Bar Association Legal Project, which provides free civil legal assistance in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties on a variety of matters including domestic violence and housing.
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.
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.
Forms and related information
Court of Claims Forms
View and download forms for use in the New York State Court of Claims, including claim, affidavit of service, notice of motion, filing fee waiver, and consent to electronic filing.
Do-It-Yourself Statewide Forms
Use an interactive computer program to fill out forms for use in various courts.