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May 9: Message from Chief Judge DiFiore

Video with Closed-Captioning | Transcript of the Chief Judge's Message

Covid Hotline number is 833-503-0447

Important Eviction / Foreclosure Legislation
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COURTHELP -
When you don't have a lawyer.

COVID-19 TEST RESULT FORM -
Use if you have tested positive for Covid-19 & visited a courthouse.

EDDS -
Electronic Document Delivery System.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE or LEGAL RESEARCH

PAY ONLINE -
Pay Criminal Court fines, fees & surcharges without coming to the courthouse.

VIRTUAL COURT APPEARANCES -
Learn how to appear online or by phone.
(You are prohibited from recording video or audio, or taking photos or screenshots during a virtual proceeding).

Latest News:

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May 5, 2022 - Press Release
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May 2, 2022 - Law Day

 

March 29, 2022 - Press Release
NY Judicial Commission, Buffalo's PBS Station Launch Online Curriculum Resources on Equal Justice

March 24, 2022
Photo2022 Bernard Botein Award

March 15, 2022
Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks has submitted the 2021 Annual Report to the Governor and the Legislature, in accordance with Section 212 of the New York Judiciary Law.

March 14, 2022 - Press Release
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March 03, 2022 - Press Release
Chief Judge, Senate and Assembly Judiciary Chairs Announce Introduction of Constitutional Amendment for Court Reform, Simplification

February 28, 2022 - News Advisory
NY Courts Launch New Online Tool

February 28, 2022 - Press Release
New Co-Chair Named to Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission


February 16, 2022 - The State of Our Judiciary

 

February 16, 2022 - Court Simplification Proposal

 

December 28, 2021 - Press Release
Administrative Judge Named to Supreme Court-Civil Term in Manhattan

December 21, 2021
Name/Sex Designation Change-New Forms

December 13, 2021 - Press Release
Chief Judge Names Members to State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct

December 01, 2021 - Press Release
New Administrative Judge Named in Nassau County

 

ARCHIVE OF LATEST NEWS/COVID19 CONTENT:
Nov. 2021 to Mar. 2020

Photo of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore

"The New York State Court System provides essential justice services to the people of the State of New York. As we resume in-person operations Statewide to include non-essential matters, all essential functions of the courts remain available to ensure that New Yorkers may access the justice system during this extremely challenging time."
- Chief Judge DiFiore


NEW: Credit Card Service Fee, Eff. April 1, 2021

If you have specific questions about your juror service, a case already in court, or you need to start a court case, call: the Coronavirus Telephone Hotline: 833-503-0447.

JUROR SERVICE:
If you have been summoned for juror service see your County's Commissioner of Jurors website for reporting instructions.


TEMPORARY ORDERS OF PROTECTION issued in any court of the New York State Unified Court System which were due to expire on or after March 19, 2020 have been extended and are considered still in effect until parties are otherwise notified.  If you have had an Order of Protection issued against you and it expired on or after March 19, it is still in effect until you are otherwise notified and you must continue to obey all conditions of that Order .


RESCHEDULING CASES:
Parties will be advised of rescheduled Court dates when normal court business resumes.

Questions about the status of a particular case should be made to the court, at telephone numbers listed at the Court Locator. However, please be advised that, during this health emergency, communications may sometimes be difficult.