Moffat Library Databases: Legal
New York Courts - 9th Judicial District
The 9th Judicial District of New York is responsible for serving Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester Counties. It encompasses all of the village, town, and city courts, family courts, surrogate courts (which oversees affairs like wills and estates), and the state-wide Supreme Courts (which are, somewhat confusingly, trial-level courts with initial jurisdiction over civil and criminal affairs).
The links below will show you how to find the appropriate courts and forms, contact local law libraries, get legal help and guidance, and find information on state law enforcement and criminal statistics.
The official home page for the New York State Unified Court System serving Orange County. Use links on this site to find specific courts, check the calendar and hours of courts, find law libraries, get help, and download official forms.
Get legal information and help when representing yourself in court. Please note that the information provided here is not a substitute for legal advice.
Search a directory of every law enforcement agency in New York State in order to find their up-to-date contact information.
Legal Information & Help
Plain English definitions of legal terms and important concepts.
User-friendly summaries of New York laws as well as citations or links to relevant sections of New York's official online statutes.
Cornell University's Law School works to ensure that everyone can read and understand American law. Explore the United States Law Code, learn about legal topics, and get help finding legal information.
NYLAG fights for fair and equal access to justice for those who need it the most. They have worked since 1990 to provide free legal services and empower communities and individuals struggling with poverty around the state.
Laws and Lawmaking
The official online repository of the general and permanent laws of the United States.
The official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Congress.gov contains a complete record of bills and laws, including a timeline of their different versions, as well as all public reports and law library services, the congressional calendar, roll call votes, and video archives.
The official website for the United States Supreme Court. Find the court's calendar and term information, upcoming cases, and previous opinions.