Report Corrections HereCriminal History RecordsView information about requesting criminal history records, including an application form, filing and pickup instructions, contacts, and answers to frequently asked questions.Case Records RequestsView information on requesting case records from the court clerk, including fees for copies, inspection for free at the clerk's office, and trial transcripts.Attorney General Legal OpinionsNew York State Trial Court DecisionsView published New York State trial court opinions by date and case name; or search opinions and motions by name, decision date, court, docket number, judge, citation, or keyword. Not all trial court decisions are published.Online Forms and Filing Fee InformationView and download forms and view filing fees for various courts. Forms for statewide use include Family Court, Domestic Violence, Surrogate's Court, Divorce, Criminal, and various general and procedural forms. Some local court forms are included.Do-It-Yourself FormsUse an interactive computer program to fill out forms for use in various courts. Forms are organized by case type, program/form name, and court.Family Violence Information and ResourcesView information about family violence cases and specialized courts, with links to resources for victims of domestic violence and elder abuse. Locations and contact information for Domestic Violence, Integrated Domestic Violence, and Youthful Offender Domestic Violence Courts are included.Orders of ProtectionView 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 ResourcesThe 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 GuideTenants' RightsAlternative Dispute ResolutionThe 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.Child Support ServicesThe New York State Division of Child Support Enforcement offers information and services related to child support, including paternity establishment and enforcement of child support orders.Law Library InformationView locations of county law libraries, library services including an online catalog of trial court law libraries, glossaries of legal terms, document request, and links to additional online resources.Legal Information and Legal ResourcesLegal information is organized by topic and includes Housing, Landlord-Tenant, Family, Child Support, Juvenile, Consumer, Probate, Individual Rights, and other legal issues. 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Click "TICKETS, POINTS & PENALTIES" near the middle of the menu bar for detailed information about traffic tickets, including online fine payment and pleas, points, penalties, license suspensions, parking tickets, and the Point and Insurance Reduction Program that allows some offenders to reduce points and insurance premiums by taking a classroom or online safe driving course.Consumer ProtectionThe 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. 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The service includes most counties; contacts and links to services in the remaining counties are provided.New York State Public Defenders and Family Court Parent RepresentativesView a list of all Public Defender offices by county, and Family Court parent representatives, provided by the New York State Defenders Association.
Online Court Resources
Resources for the Philadelphia Village Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Jefferson County, New York, and resources applicable to all courts in New York.
Search court case records
Published opinions and orders
Search New York Attorney General legal opinions from 1995 to current.
Forms and related information
Jefferson County Traffic Charge Reduction Request
View and print a form to request a reduction in your traffic charge from the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.
Online fine payments
Pay Child Support
Pay New York child support payments online. A fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Jefferson County Law Library
View information about the Jefferson 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.
Jefferson County Traffic Ticket Information
The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office offers information about traffic ticket procedure in Jefferson County, including requests for reduction of charges and a downloadable reduction request form.
5th Judicial District Mediators and Neutrals
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.
View and download a handbook on small claims cases in City, Town, and Village Courts.
The New York Office of the Attorney General offers a downloadable publication about tenants' rights.
Definitions of Common Legal Terms
View a glossary of general legal and divorce terms.
Trial Court Rules
View the Uniform Rules for New York State Trial Courts by court type and topic.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Jefferson County Public Defender
View information about the Jefferson County Public Defender, who provides criminal defense and Family Court services to low-income residents. A link to the application form is provided.
Legal Aid Mid New York
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.
New York State Attorney Search
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View a directory of Women's Bar Association of New York members.