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THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE DOES NOT INCLUDE RECENT CHANGES TO LANDLORD/TENANT LAW THAT WENT INTO EFFECT ON JULY 14, 2019. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE NEW LAWS PLEASE VISIT A LOCAL HOUSING COURT HELP CENTER OR SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY.

 

Upcoming Events | Notices | Community Seminars | News
Continuing Legal Education | Guardian Ad Litem Program | Small Claims Arbitrators


Upcoming Events

FREE Bridge-the-Gap CLE/Pro Bono Training

Recent law school graduates and newly admitted attorneys may fulfill their first or second year Mandatory CLE requirements in return for Pro Bono service through the New York State Courts Office for Justice Initiatives Free Bridge-the Gap CLE/Pro Bono Training. Gain invaluable experience in lawyering while helping some of New York’s most disadvantaged civil litigants obtain due process of law. Participants are supervised on site by attorneys with expertise in Consumer Debt, Family, Divorce and Housing law Experienced attorneys are also welcome to participate. See flyer for details.

Dates:

Ethics: Wednesday, October 16th
Landlord/Tenant: Thursday, October 17th
Family Law: Friday, October 18th
Consumer Debt Law: Wednesday, October 23rd
Uncontested Divorce: Friday, October 25th

Location: NYC Civil Court, 111 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013 (Use White Street Entrance)

TO REGISTER EMAIL: Bridgegap@nycourts.gov or call (646) 386-5425
Limited Seating—Registration Required to guarantee your seat!

Notices

By Administrative Order dated August 7, 2019 Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks ordered the use of new Notice of Petitions for Nonpayment of Rent and Holdover proceedings under Article 7 of the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law. These new forms are available in various languages on our forms page.


Effective January 1, 2019, Queens County Civil Court will have Evening Small Claims Court on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings only. Kings County Civil Court will have Evening Small Claims on Tuesday and Thursday evenings only.


There have been changes to the Heat and Hot Water maintenance requirements by the NYC's Housing Preservation & Development (HPD). Until further notice, the New York County (Manhattan) Help Center will NOT have Thursday evening hours.


New York County Room Changes
Please be advised of the following room changes that will take effect in the New York County Civil Court, effective April 23rd, 2018:
  • No-Fault, Special Term 1 & 2, and TAP Parts will be in room 949.
  • Part 52 will be in room 775.
  • Small Claims Part (AM/PM) will be in room 353.
  • Name Changes will be in room 353 on Tuesdays from 2 to 5 PM,
    and on Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 1 PM.
  • Forum Selection Part will be held in room 421.

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Community Seminar Series

Community Seminars are free and open to the public. To suggest topics, please send email to outreachcivil@nycourts.gov.

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News

Going to Housing Court? There are five new slideshows to help you get ready.

New Universal Access to Legal Services law provides free lawyers to some tenants. Use the Interactive Guide to see if you qualify.

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Continuing Legal Education

The Housing Court's Volunteer Lawyers Program offers free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) certified training to attorneys who agree to volunteer in the Court's Help Centers by giving unrepresented litigants legal advice and information. Register now by submitting an on-line application and email us at VLPHousing@nycourts.gov

If you would like to receive an email announcement of the next training, please fill out the on-line application

Eight and a half hours of Free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit is offered for our "Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law" training course, including a half hour of Ethics. This required course is taught by experts in their field. In exchange for the free CLE credit, attorneys commit to volunteering in the Housing Court's Help Centers for a minimum of twelve hours over the course of six months.

Thank you for your interest in the Housing Court Volunteer Lawyers Program!

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Guardian Ad Litem Program

The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Program offers free training to attorneys and non- attorneys interested in becoming a Guardian Ad Litem in Housing Court. Participating attorneys are provided with free CLE credit, including one credit hour of ethics. This required course is taught by a panel of experts in the fields of legal and social work advocacy and landlord-tenant law.

GALs are required to accept at least 3 pro bono appointments per year. Pro bono appointments are appointments involving a ward that is not a client of Adult Protective Services (APS) and therefore do not carry compensation.

The GAL Program will be offering its next training in December, 2019.*

To learn more about how to apply to become a GAL and participate in the next training, please go to Prospective Guardian Ad Litem Application Process. If you need additional information, send an email to dcgreena@courts.state.ny.us.

*Note: Attorneys admitted to the NY State bar for less than two years cannot receive CLE credit for watching video replays, but are welcome to participate in the GAL Program.

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Small Claims Arbitrators

For information regarding Arbitrator training and Continuing Legal Education opportunities please visit http://scaa.strikingly.com/ or email Darren@smallclaimsarbitrators.org. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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