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Online Court Resources
Resources for the for the Newburgh City Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Orange County, New York, and resources applicable to all courts in New York.
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Criminal Case Records
Search criminal case records by case or summons number, defendant name, and county. Information is available for criminal courts in Bronx, Dutchess, Erie, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.
Local Civil Court Case Information
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.
Electronic Case Record Tracking
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.
Criminal History Records
View information about requesting criminal history records, including an application form, filing and pickup instructions, contacts, and answers to frequently asked questions.
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.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Criminal Court Calendars
Search criminal court calendars by court location, date, court part or judge's last name. Information is available for criminal courts in Bronx, Dutchess, Erie, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.
Local Court Case Calendars
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
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search New York Attorney General legal opinions from 1995 to current.
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
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.
Domestic Violence Forms
View and download forms for use in domestic violence matters in courts issuing orders of protection.
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
Orange County Supreme Court Law Library
View information about the Orange County Supreme Court Law Library, including location, hours of operation, and available services.
9th Judicial District Domestic Violence Courts
View information about criminal offenses between intimate partners in the 9th Judicial District Domestic Violence Courts.
9th Judicial District Mental Health Courts
View information about Mental Health Courts in the 9th Judicial District, which offer treatment-based programs as an alternative to criminal adjudications when mental health is the underlying cause of criminal activity.
9th Judicial District Veterans Courts
View information about Veterans Courts in the 9th Judicial District, which offer team-centered programs to address the needs of veterans involved in the criminal justice system as an alternative to criminal adjudications.
9th Judicial District Court Help Center
View information about the 9th Judicial District Court Help Center, which provides procedural help, forms, and information for parties without a lawyer in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester Counties.
The New York Office of the Attorney General offers a downloadable publication about tenants' rights.
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.
Orders of Protection
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.
View information about foreclosure settlement conferences and other resources for homeowners facing foreclosure.
Small Claims Guide
View and download a handbook on small claims cases in City, Town and Village Courts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York State Adoption Records Search
View information on searching New York State adoption records, including Adoption Information Registry forms.
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.
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.
Definitions of Common Legal Terms
A glossary of general legal and divorce terms.
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.
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.
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.
Trial Court Rules
Court rules are organized by court type and title.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Orange County Lawyer Referral
Search Orange County Bar Association lawyers by area of practice. Results include lawyer's contact and practice information, and website if available.
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Contact Legal Services of the Hudson Valley for free civil legal help for low-income residents of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties.
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.
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
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 Attorney Search
Search for a lawyer in New York State by name.
New York State Public Defenders and Family Court Parent Representatives
View a list of all Public Defender offices by county, and Family Court parent representatives, provided by the New York State Defenders Association.
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.