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Where can I find records and briefs for New York courts?

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  • Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg have some records and briefs for New York state courts.
  • Pace Law Library has records and briefs for the New York Court of Appeals on microfiche beginning with 1956.
  • HeinOnline has N.Y. Court of Appeals briefs beginning with 96 N.Y.2d (cases decided in 2001)
  • Pace Law Library does not have N.Y. appellate division cases and briefs.  They are available locally as follows:
    • Westchester County Supreme Court Law Library- ONLY 2nd Department Briefs & Records
      111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd 9th Floor
      White Plains, NY 10601
      (914) 824-5660
      (open to the public)
    • Duchess County Supreme Court Law Library- ONLY 4th Department Briefs & Records
      Supreme Court Law Library
      50 Market Street
      Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
      (845) 486-2215
      (open to the public)
    • Kings County Supreme Court Law Library- all Department Briefs and Records
      3rd Floor
      360 Adams Street
      Brooklyn, NY 11201
      (347) 296-1144
      (open to the public)
    • New York County Lawyers Association Library - all Department briefs and records - see here
      14 Vesey St.
      New York, NY 10007
      212-267-6646, ext. 205
      (provides fee-based research services)
    • New York City Bar Association - chart available here
      42 W. 44th St.
      New York, NY 10036
      (provides fee-based research services)
    • NYLI Records and Briefs Research Guide 
      120 Broadway
      Suite 932
      New York, New York 10271-0043
      Phone (212) 732-8720
      Fax (212) 406-1204
    • The NYLI collection includes records and briefs for several different federal and state courts:
      U.S. Supreme Court
      U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
      New York Court of Appeals
      New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division (all departments)

  • New York State Library has records and briefs available. Information about NYSL's holdings and how to obtain records and briefs is available here.
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