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Legal Information


LawNY can assist clients in:

  • Landlord/tenant proceedings
  • Debtors in chapters 7 and 13, if wages are being garnished and/or if they are at risk of losing their house to a mortgage or tax foreclosure
  • Orders of protection
  • Parties in family court (with family court referral only)
  • People who are 60 years of age or older and are victims of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation
  • Government benefits including public assistance, SSI, and unemployment insurance benefits

Attorney Search (NYS Unified Court System)

New York State’s official database of registered attorneys. You must know an attorney’s last name, at mininium, to search this resource. Learn when an attorney was admitted to the NYS Bar, registration status, and law school alma mater.



This site contains legislation from the 103th Congress (1993) to the present, member profiles from the 93rd Congress (1973) to the present, and member profiles from the 71st through the 92nd Congresses (1929 to 1972) for those who were still serving in 1973.


Electronic Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government produced by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Publishing Office.  The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) is a currently updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It is not an official legal edition of the CFR. The e-CFR is an editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments produced by the National Archives and Records Administration’s Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Publishing Office. The OFR updates the material in the e-CFR on a daily basis.



LawHelpNY.org is a website designed to help low-income New Yorkers with their legal problems. It can help you contact legal aid offices and other social agencies for assistance. It also serves to help you understand your legal rights and navigate the court system. LawHelpNY has over 4,000 Know Your Rights and self-help resources covering 16 areas of law. It connects to over 600 legal aid programs offering free legal services in New York State.


New York Code, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR)

Provides free access to an unannotated web version of the New York Code, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR).


New York State Bar Association

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. The goals of the association are to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession.  The website contains resources for the public including how to obtain free legal assistance, lawyer referrals, and the legalities of health care decisions.


New York State Laws

Part of the NY State Assembly page; one can search laws and bills of New York State.


New York State Unified Court System

The gateway to information about representing yourself, determining if an attorney is licensed to practice in New York State, and courts. It also has information for prospective jurors and those looking for work in the court system.



This site was provides state specific legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence. It also contains information for those seeking separations, divorce, and child custody.