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The New York State Court of Claims
PO Box 7344, Capitol Station
All papers filed with the Court of Claims must be filed with the Clerk of the Court in Albany. Once a claim is filed, it will be assigned to a judge in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Hauppauge, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Utica, or White Plains - whichever location is closest to the county where the claim arose.
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Online Court Resources
Resources for the The New York State Court of Claims as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Albany County, New York, and resources applicable to all courts in New York.
Search court case records
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
Court of Claims Decisions
Search Court of Claims decisions from March 2000 by keyword, UID, judge name, claimant name, and date.
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
Court of Claims Forms
View and download forms for use in the New York State Court of Claims, including claim, affidavit of service, notice of motion, filing fee waiver, and consent to electronic filing.
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
Self help, legal research, general information
Court of Claims Information
Legal information, statutes, rules and other materials are offered to address common questions about the Court of Claims.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Albany County Lawyer Referral
The Albany County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or e-mail, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer for a nominal fee.
The Legal Project
View information about the Capital District Women's Bar Association Legal Project, which provides free civil legal assistance in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties on a variety of matters including domestic violence and housing.
Find Free Legal Assistance
Search a directory of organizations offering free legal services to eligible clients by location and legal issue.
Information about Attorneys
View information about client rights and responsibilities, the Attorney Grievance Committee, and the Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program.
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.
View a directory of Women's Bar Association of New York members.