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For more information on how New York State Laws are passed into law: See Zimmerman's Research Guide on the New York State Legistlative Branch.
See below for a selection of links on the subject.
LawHelp/NY (http://lawhelp.org/NY) was created to help low and moderate income New Yorkers find legal help and information. It includes referrals to free legal services, legal fact sheets and FAQs, links to social services agencies, and information about the court system.
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For more information about the New York courts, representing yourself, litigants, attorneys, jurors, judges and careers, visit the official website for the New York State Unified Court System at http://www.courts.state.ny.us. where you can also find:
New York Case Law are decisions by any of the New York Courts. (See New York Court Structure box).
The Official Reporters for NY cases are the New York, Appellate and Miscellaneous Reports and they report cases in chronological order.