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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Galen Town Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Wayne County, New York, and resources applicable to all courts in New York.
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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.
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
View 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.
Forms and related information
Wayne County Justice Court Criminal/Traffic Appeal Forms and Instructions
View and download instructions, a checklist, and forms to appeal a Wayne County Town or Village Court criminal or traffic case to Wayne County Court.
Wayne County Justice Court Civil Appeal Forms and Instructions
View and download instructions, a checklist, and forms to appeal a Wayne County Town or Village Court civil or small claims case to Wayne County Court.
7th Judicial District Court Forms
View and download forms for use in courts of the 7th Judicial District, which includes Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates Counties.
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, Divorce, Criminal, and various general and procedural forms. 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.
Online fine payments
Pay Galen Town Court Fines
Pay Galen Town Court fines online. A fee applies.
Pay Child Support
Pay New York child support payments online. A fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Wayne County Victim/Witness Help
The Wayne County District Attorney's Office offers information about its services for crime victims and witnesses, including explanation of court proceedings, referrals, case status notification, and assistance with victims' compensation, return of property, victim impact statements, and restitution. Links to additional resources are provided.
The New York Office of the Attorney General offers a downloadable publication about tenants' rights.
Small Claims Guide
View and download a handbook on small claims cases in City, Town, and Village Courts.
Family Violence Information and Resources
View 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.
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 and download publications and videos about various legal topics, including alternative dispute resolution, courts, family law, housing issues, self-representation, and many others.
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.
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.
Law Library Information
View 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.
Self-Help Legal Information
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.
Definitions of Common Legal Terms
View a glossary of general legal and divorce terms.
Child Support Services
The 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.
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
View the Uniform Rules for New York State Trial Courts by court type and topic.
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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Wayne County Public Defender
View information about the Wayne County Public Defender, who provides criminal defense services for low-income residents. Links to eligibility criteria, rights, and a financial application are included.
Legal Assistance of Western New York
Contact Legal Assistance of Western New York for free civil legal help for low-income residents of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates 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
The New York State Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer. Referral is free; a nominal fee is charged for the consultation for most types of cases, although it is free for certain types of cases. The service includes most counties; contacts and links to services in the remaining counties are provided.
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
View information about client rights and responsibilities, the Attorney Grievance Committee, and the Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program.
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.