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Attorney Grievances

The Committee on Professional standards receives and investigates all complaints concerning attorneys.  All inquires should be submitted in writing to:


Committee on Professional Standards
State of New York, Supreme Court
Appellate Division, Third Department
40 Steuben Street, Suite 502
Albany, NY  12207
(518) 285-8350 www.courts.state.ny/ad3/COPS/


Bar Associations

New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York State Defenders Association
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association

Federal Links

SEC
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U.S. Code, Searchable
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
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U.S. Constitution

Lawyer Referral Service

Lawyer Referral Service

New York State Bar Association
Lawyer Referral and Information Service
(800) 342-3661


Legal Resources

NYS Courts
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Cornell University Law School

Pro Bono & Legal Service Organizations

Capital Region Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union

90 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 436-8594
(518) 426-9341 Fax


www.nyclu.org/regions/capital-region

The Capital Region Chapter of the NYCLU is the local arm of the New York Civil Liberties Union, the state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. The Chapter is organized to preserve constitutional freedoms, challenge civil rights violations and expand the nation's vision of the Bill of Rights' protection for the individual. It seeks to uphold and expand individual rights in the community through advocacy, litigation and public education.


The Legal Project

6 Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 435-1770
(518) 435-1773 Fax

http://www.legalproject.org

The Legal Project is a private, not-for-profit organization that was founded by the Capital District Women's Bar Association in 1995. It provides a variety of free and low cost legal services to the working poor, victims of domestic violence and other underserved individuals in the Capital District of New York State.


Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc.

55 Colvin Ave
Albany, NY 12207
518/462-6765 Fax: 518/427-8352
518/462-0366 (PAI)

www.lasnny.org

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York is publicly funded to provide free legal services in civil legal matters to low income persons in an eight-county service area. Services are provided according to guidelines established by the Legal Services Corporation and other grantors. LASNNY provides legal representation to clients in such areas as housing, government benefits, matrimonial, consumer and health issues.


Schenectady County Law Library

Schenectady County Supreme Court Library

Schenectady County
Joseph F. Egan Memorial Library
Schenectady County Supreme Court Library
612 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305-2114
(518) 285-8518

The Schenectady County Supreme Court Law Library, also known as the Joseph F. Egan Library, exists as part of the New York State Unified Court System public access library network. Its mission is to provide legal reference information, materials and professional library services to support the needs of the bench, the bar and the general public. It is open to and welcomes attorneys, students and the public from 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM daily, Monday through Friday. The library has an extensive collection of primary New York and Federal materials as well as treatises, loose leafs, formbooks and other books relevant to the work of the courts and the legal reference needs of the community.

The Unified Court System provides free wireless access for personal laptop users in the library and no cost access to commercial legal databases (WESTLAW, LEXIS, and Lois law) as well as the Unified Court System’s website Court Help. There are currently two public access computers and a printer available for online research. Downloaded material can be printed for a nominal per page charge or emailed. The computers are used on a thirty minute first come first serve basis. In addition, appointments can be made in advance to reserve online legal research time by calling 285-8518.




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