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Due to the February 2015 fire at Recall/Citistorage, many Records and Briefs from the Third and Fourth Departments, from 1929-1960, have been destroyed. In addition, access to all Records and Briefs is delayed until further notice.


Law Library

Law Librarian360 Adams Street
Room 349
Brooklyn, NY 11201
PH: (347) 296-1144
FX: (718) 643-2412

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., M-F
Closed on all State & Federal holidays


Principal Law Librarian
Paul Henrich

Senior Law Librarians
Brenda Pantell

Law Librarian
Anton Matejka

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The library's mission is to serve the bench, the bar, & the public by providing professional library services.


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Domestic Violence Court Library Resources


Hot Topics

Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action. Timothy N. Thornton et al., Ctrs. For Disease Control & Prev. eds., 2002.

A Dangerous Cycle: Attorney Turnover at ACS Leaves Children Unprotected. Public Advocate for the City of New York. Sept. 2006.

Domestic Violence Prevention Act. (Chap. 838 of the Laws of 1987) : 2005 Anual Report to the Governor and the Legislature. New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

"Keeping the Peace: Police Discretion and Mentally Ill Persons." Linda A. Teplin. National Institute of Justice Journal. July 2000.

New York City Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee. Annual Report. 2006.

New York Prevalence Study of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children. Final Report. April 2007. Prepared for New York State Office of Children and Family Services by WESTAT.

New York State Child Welfare Workload Study. Nov. 2006. Prepared for New York State Office of Children & Family Services by Walter R. McDonald & Associates and American Humane Association.

New York State Felony Processing Preliminary Report. New York (State). Office of Justice Systems Analysis.

Reducing Sexual Revictimization: Technical Report: A Field Test with an Urban Sample.Robert Davis, Pamela Guthrie, Timothy Ross, and Chris O'Sullivan. New York: Vera Institute of Justice, 2006.

Waiting for Help: Parents of Students Find Little Assistance Navigating New York City's Special Education System. New York City Public Advocate. March 2007.



New York State Legislative Histories
The Law Library of Brooklyn has a large collection of 19th century New York revised statutes and codes. These materials have proved invaluable for judges involved in legislative history research. Call the library if you have any questions on how to research New York legislation.

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