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Kings County Surrogate's Court
2 Johnson Street
Public access is available through the Supreme Court main entrance at 360 Adams Street.
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Online Court Resources
Resources for the for the Kings County Surrogate's Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Kings County, New York, and resources applicable to all courts in New York.
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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.
Forms and related information
Surrogate's Court Forms
View and download forms for use in Surrogate's Court, including forms for accounting, administration, adoption, guardianship, probate, small estates, wrongful death, and other procedures.
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.
Use an interactive computer program to fill out forms for use in various courts. Forms are organized by case type, program/form name, and court.
Self help, legal research, general information
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.
Surrogate's Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about Surrogate's Court in New York, including court procedures, wills, estates, guardianships, and adoptions.
Rural Legal Resources
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.
Guardianship and Fiduciary Information
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.
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.
Law Library Information
View locations of county law libraries, library services including an online catalog of trial court law libraries, glossaries of legal terms, and links to additional online resources.
View information about going to court, the court system, how to get help, how to find the correct court, information about various legal topics, a court locator, a glossary of legal terms, a link to forms, and locations of local help centers.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Including disability and language accommodations, interpreters, and other court services.
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.
Traffic Ticket and Motor Vehicle Information
View information from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles about driver licensing, registration, insurance, and driving records. 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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
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.
Brooklyn Legal Services
Contact Brooklyn Legal Services for free civil legal help for low-income residents of Kings County.
Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers
View information about the Brooklyn 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.
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.
LGBT Lawyer Referral and Legal Assistance
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association of Greater New York offers a lawyer referral service by phone or e-mail, free legal clinics, and an online Legal Resource Center with links to a resource guide and various legal topics.
Rural Law Center Legal Help
View contact information for the Rural Law Center, or complete and submit an online form, to request legal assistance for low-income rural residents.
Information about Attorneys
Including information about Client Rights and Responsibilities, the Attorney Grievance Committee and Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution.
Find Free Legal Assistance
Search a directory of organizations offering free legal services to eligible clients by location and legal issue.
View a directory of Women's Bar Association of New York members.