You can pick up a guide to the appeals process at the Appellate Division where you are filing your appeal. The First and Second Departments and the Court of Appeals have websites. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sections of these websites may answer some of your questions. You may access these websites at the following links:
Each borough has a public access law library. Public access means open to everyone. A librarian may be able to help you look up the laws that apply to your case, as well as other helpful information. The addresses and phone numbers for these libraries are:
Bronx Supreme Court Law Library
851 Grand Concourse, Room 817
Bronx, NY 10451
Kings County Supreme Court Law Library
360 Adams Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
NY County Public Access Law Library
80 Centre Street, Room 468
New York, NY 10013
Queens Supreme Court Law Library
Queens County General Courthouse
88-11 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435
Richmond County Supreme Court Building
18 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
NOTE: Before you appeal a Family Court decision, you MUST contact the clerk of the Appellate Division in your department and ask about their specific rules.
This document should not take the place of a consultation with a lawyer. Family Legal Care encourages all individuals involved with the Criminal and Family Court systems to consult with a lawyer.