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8th District Court Help Center

Help Center brochure

Location

Supreme Court Law Library
77 W. Eagle Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

The 8th District Court Help Center is located on the first floor of the Law Library.

Phone: 716-845-1816
Fax: 716-845-7544
Email address: CHC8JD@nycourts.gov

Directions

Driving directions to 77 W. Eagle Street:

  • Route 190 North to Exit 7 - Church Street. Left on Franklin Street. Left onto W. Eagle Street.
  • Route 190 South, Exit 8 - Niagara Street. Right on Niagara Street to
    Niagara Square. Continue around Niagara Square to third street
    (Niagara Street) - right onto Franklin Street. Left onto W. Eagle Street.
  • NY-33 West to Goodell Street. Cross Main Street. Goodell becomes
    Edward. Continue on Edward to Delaware Avenue. Make a left on
    Delaware Avenue to Niagara Square - around the circle to fourth
    street (Niagara Street) - right onto Franklin Street. Left onto W. Eagle Street.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 4 PM
Friday 2 PM - 4 PM
The Help Center is closed on all state holidays.

Services

The 8th District Court Help Center provides free legal and procedural information to the public. The Court Help Center is neutral and cannot give legal advice or tell you the best way to handle your case.

Help Center Staff can provide information:
• on how to commence cases
• on how to answer cases
• on how to collect judgments
• on filling out forms
• on court procedure
• on referrals to appropriate agencies
• on public access computer use
• on how to find your destination court

Finding and using New York State’s courts raises challenges for many. The unusual complexity of the court system’s structure, the extraordinary number of trial and appellate courts, the scope
and detail of the law, court procedures and court forms, the insufficient supply of lawyers, and the state’s vast size represent significant potential difficulties.

An essential obligation of any democracy is the provision of a system of civil justice that affords access to all of its citizens irrespective of income or any other potential barriers. The Eighth
Judicial District, through Administrative Judge Honorable Paula Feroleto, is committed to fulfilling this obligation by opening the Court Help Center, a one stop venue to enhance the public’s confidence in the legal system.

“Equal access to justice means courts that work for everyone.”

On Site Services

Court Help Center On Site Services:
• help litigants navigate their way through the
courts
• simplified sample legal forms
• uncontested divorce packets
• information about available legal resources
• procedures explained
• public access computers
• name changes procedure and forms
assist with "Do It Yourself" (DIY) forms
• post-divorce forms and processes

updated 08-11-14