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This page lists online resources for the Erie County Family Court, online resources applicable to courts generally in Erie County, New York, as well as resources applicable to all courts in New York.



 

Searching Case Records

Family Court Case Information broken link ?
Search New York State Family Court case information by file number, case docket number, attorney, or law firm.
Case Records Requests broken link ?
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

Family Court Calendar broken link ?
Search New York State Family Court calendars by county, court location and date; calendars are displayed by judge and part.

Published opinions and orders

8th Judicial District Unreported Cases broken link ?
View selected unreported opinions (not published in official report volumes) by case name from Supreme and Family Courts in the 8th Judicial District, including Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties.
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

8thJudicial District Law Library broken link ?
View information about the 8th Judicial District Supreme Court Law Library in Buffalo, including a description of the library's resources, access to the statewide law library catalog, and extensive links to online research resources.
8th Judicial District Alternative Dispute Resolution broken link ?
View information about mediation and arbitration in civil and matrimonial matters in the 8th Judicial District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties), including program descriptions and protocols, rosters of neutral mediators and arbitrators, forms, and contact information.
8th Judicial District Drug and Family Treatment Courts broken link ?
View contact information for Drug Treatment Courts and Family Treatment Courts in the 8th Judicial Districe, including County, Family, and City Courts in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties.
8th Judicial District Court Help Center broken link ?
View information about the 8th Judicial District Court Help Center, which provides free procedural information about courts in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties. Services include forms, explanation of procedures, access to computers, and links to additional online resources.
Erie County Child Support Enforcement broken link ?
View information about child support enforcement in Erie County.
8th Judicial District Domestic Violence Courts broken link ?
View information about criminal offenses between intimate partners in the 8th Judicial District.
Legal Information broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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.
Definitions of Common Legal Terms broken link ?
A glossary of general legal and divorce terms.
Trial Court Rules broken link ?
Court rules are organized by court type and title.
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.
Guardianship and Fiduciary Information broken link ?
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.
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.
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.
Divorce Information broken link ?
View information about divorce and related issues in New York, including divorce mediation, forms, county-specific information, domestic violence, answers to frequently asked questions, and a link to a video about the divorce process.
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.
New York State Adoption Records Search broken link ?
View information on searching New York State adoption records, including Adoption Information Registry forms.

Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral

Erie County Lawyer Referral broken link ?
Request a referral online to a lawyer from the Bar Association of Erie County. Referrals are free; there may be a fee for an initial consultation with a lawyer.
Neighborhood Legal Services broken link ?
Contact Neighborhood Legal Services for free civil legal help for low-income residents of Erie County.
Erie County Assigned Counsel broken link ?
View information about the Erie County Bar Association's Assigned Counsel Program, which provides criminal defense and Family Court services to low-income residents who cannot afford an attorney. Attorneys are assigned by the court.
Buffalo Legal Aid broken link ?
View information about the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, which provides civil and criminal legal help for low-income residents of Erie County and the City of Buffalo.
Erie County Volunteer Lawyers broken link ?
View information about the Erie County Volunteer Lawyers Project, which provides free civil legal help to low-income residents who cannot be served by Neighborhood Legal Services.
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.
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.
New York State Attorney Search broken link ?
Search for a lawyer in New York State by name.
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 Court Forms broken link ?
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 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.
Family Court Forms broken link ?
View and download forms for use in Family Court, including general court forms and forms organized by case type such as adoption, child protection, child support, custody and visitation, guardianship, juvenile delinquency, paternity, and other types of cases.
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.
Divorce and Matrimonial Forms broken link ?
View and download forms and booklets for use in matrimonial and divorce matters, including divorce, general matrimonial, guardianship and child support. Multiple formats are available.


 
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