New York Court Help

Court Help Centers & Community Organizations

Some courts and community organizations have special offices at the courthouse for helping people who don't have a lawyer.

Here is a list of their addresses and telephone number (by county in alphabetical order).

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Bronx County

Civil Court Help Center
851 Grand Concourse, Room 121
Bronx, NY 10451
718-618-1350
Website

Housing Court Help Center
1118 Grand Concourse, Room 250
Bronx, NY 10456
Website

Family Court Help Center
This Help Center allows unrepresented litigants to create and file petitions all in the same room. Additionally, litigants can meet with Volunteer Attorneys, talk with LIFT representatives, receive copies of court orders, and appear before a Court Referee.
900 Sheridan Avenue
1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10451
718-618-2150
Website

Bronx County Family Court Volunteer Attorney Program
Free legal consultations on support, paternity, custody, visitation, family offense and guardianship matters.
900 Sheridan Avenue
1st Floor in the Help Center
Bronx, NY 10451
Thursdays: 9:00am - 4:30pm; Fridays: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Legal Information for Families Today - LIFT
Has tables in the Family Court offering on-the-spot help to families. Also, gives help and information on the telephone hotline.
900 Sheridan Ave
1st Floor in the Help Center and on Lower Main
Bronx, NY 10451
212-343-1122
Website

Bronx Supreme Court Help Center
851 Grand Concourse, Room 121
Bronx, NY 10451
Website

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Dutchess County

Supreme Court Help Center
Westchester County Courthouse, 9th floor
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601
914-824-5457
Monday - Thurday: 9:30am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm - 4:00pm Friday: by appointment only

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Erie County

8th Judicial District Court Help Center
Supreme Court Library at Buffalo
77 West Eagle Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Website | Brochure (pdf)

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Kings County (Brooklyn)

Housing Court & Civil Court Help Center
141 Livingston Street, Room 404
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Website

Family Court Help Center - Petition Room
330 Jay Street
5th Floor Petition Room
Brooklyn, NY 11201
347-401-9790
Website

Family Court Volunteer Attorneys Program
Free legal consultations on support, paternity, custody, visitation, family offense and guardianship matters.
330 Jay Street
5th Floor Petition Room
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Legal Information for Families Today - LIFT
Has tables in the Family Court offering on-the-spot help to families. Also, gives help and information on the telephone hotline. Located on the 6th Floor in the Petition Room waiting area.
330 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
212-343-1122
Website

Red Hook Community Justice Center Help Center
88 Visitation Place, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Website

Supreme Court Help Center
360 Adams Street, Room 145
Brooklyn, NY 11201
347-296-1740
Website

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Monroe County

7th Judicial District Court Help Center
Hall of Justice
99 Exchange Blvd, 5th floor, Room 525
Rochester, NY 14614
585-371-3284
Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Nassau County

Supreme Court Help Center
Court Information Center

100 Supreme Court Drive, 2nd Floor
Mineola, NY 11501
516-493-3200

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New York County (Manhattan)

Housing Court & Civil Court Help Center
111 Centre Street, Room 104
New York, NY 10013
Website

Family Court Help Center - Petition Room
60 Lafayette Street
1st Floor Petition Room
New York, NY 10013
646-386-5220
Website

Family Court Volunteer Attorneys Program
Free legal consultations on support, paternity, custody, visitation, family offense and guardianship matters.
60 Lafayette Street
1st Floor Petition Room
New York, NY 10013
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Legal Information for Families Today - LIFT
Has tables in the Family Court offering on-the-spot help to families. Also, gives help and information on the telephone hotline. Located in the lobby directly past the metal detectors.
60 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
212-343-1122
Website

Harlem Community Justice Center Help Center
170 East 121 Street, Room 105
New York, NY 10035
Website

Supreme Court Help Center
60 Centre Street, Room 116
New York, NY 10007
646-386-3025
Website

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Orange County

Supreme Court Help Center
Westchester County Courthouse, 9th floor
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601
914-824-5457
Monday - Thurday: 9:30am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm - 4:00pm Friday: by appointment only

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Putnam County

Supreme Court Help Center
Westchester County Courthouse, 9th floor
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601
914-824-5457
Monday - Thurday: 9:30am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm - 4:00pm Friday: by appointment only

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Queens County

Housing Court & Civil Court Help Center
89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Room 235
Jamaica, NY 11435
Website

Family Court Help Center - Petition Room
151-20 Jamaica Avenue
1st Floor Petition Room
Jamaica, NY 11423
718-298-0137
Website

Queens County Family Court Volunteer Attorney Program
Free legal consultations on support, paternity, custody, visitation, family offense and guardianship matters.
151-20 Jamaica Ave., 1st Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Legal Information for Families Today - LIFT
Has tables in the Family Court offering on-the-spot help to families. Also, gives help and information on the telephone hotline. Located in the lobby, to the right of the Petition Room.
151-20 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11423
212-343-1122
Website

Supreme Court Help Center
88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Room 109
Jamaica, NY 11435
718-298-1024
Website

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Richmond County (Staten Island)

Housing Court & Civil Court Help Center
927 Castleton Avenue, Room 404
Staten Island, NY 10301
Website

Family Court Petition Room
100 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-675-8800
Website

Richmond County Family Court Volunteer Attorney Program
Free legal consultations on support, paternity, custody, visitation, family offense and guardianship matters.
Richmond County Family Court Annex
25 Hyatt Street, 4th Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
Mondays: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Supreme Court Help Center
25 Hyatt Street, 5th Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-675-8589

Surrogate's Court Help Center
18 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-675-8508
Website

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Rockland County

Supreme Court Help Center
Westchester County Courthouse, 9th floor
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601
914-824-5457
Monday - Thurday: 9:30am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm - 4:00pm Friday: by appointment only

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Suffolk County

Court Help Center
Library Resources for the Public Program
Supreme Court Law Library
400 Carleton Avenue, 4th Floor
Central Islip, NY 11722
631-853-6064

Court Help Center
Library Resources for the Public Program
County Court House
220 Center Drive
1st floor Law Library
Riverhead, NY 11901
631-852-2494

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Westchester County

Supreme Court Help Center
Westchester County Courthouse, 9th floor
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601
914-824-5457
Monday - Thurday: 9:30am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm - 4:00pm Friday: by appointment only

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Last updated on August 19, 2014

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