Public Resources

Lawyer Referral Service
The Queens County Bar Association operates a Lawyer Referral Service where a prospective client may obtain an attorney in one of 25 areas of law. The referral is given out on a rotating basis, in order to maintain fairness. Panelists are skipped only when there is a special need, such as a requisite language. The attorney will charge $35 for up to one-half hour of the initial consultation. Any fees beyond the one-half hour are arranged between the client and attorney.

If you are in need of an attorney and do not know where to turn, contact the Lawyer Referral Service by calling, 718-291-4500, or emailing, (If you are requesting a referral by email, please provide your full name, address and phone number.)

New York State Unified Court System Initiatives & Programs
An all-access online guide to court resources. The Access to Justice link allows users to download official court forms. The E-Courts link provides information on how legal documents can be filed electronically. Also information on Jury Service, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Court Interpreting Services and other resources can be found here:

Court Interpreting Services
Court interpreters help New Yorkers participate fully in our courts regardless of language or hearing capacity.  The court system provides interpreters in more than 100 languages.  If you are interested in information about obtaining interpreting services at no cost or interested in providing interpreting services, click the link above.

Important Telephone Numbers

All forms below are located on NY Courts Forms Page.
Surrogate’s Court Forms
Accounting Forms
Administration Forms
Adoption Forms
Guardianship Forms
Probate Forms
Small Estate Forms
Wrongful Death Forms
Miscellaneous Forms

Matrimonial Matters and Divorce
Information on matrimonial matters and divorce, including an informational video, divorce related forms and glossary of terms.

The New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program
Are you a parent going through a divorce or separation?  Do you have children under the age of 18?  If so, the New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program can help you learn how to make your new family life easier for you and your children.  Click the link above to learn more about the Program or to view a list of providers and contact information.

Official Court Forms Free
Users can download official court forms at no cost, for family law, divorce (uncontested) civil law and other court matters.

Statement of Client’s Rights
Statement of Client’s Responsibilities