Tuesday, June 23, 2015

State Court Websites

As a summer intern or new lawyer, you'll often need to obtain information quickly about particular state courts of general or special jurisdiction.  Whether you are interested in the New York City Family Court or a county or superior court in an unfamiliar state judicial system, there is a wealth of information on state court websites, including contacts, e-filing procedures, jurisdictional requirements, local court rules, required forms, and recent decisions. A great one-stop resource for this kind of information is the State Court Web Sites page of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). This page provides links to the court websites of every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories. In addition, there is a Court Structure Chart for all states and for most other jurisdictions.  If you don't know where to begin, this is a good place to start.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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