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Welcome to the web site for New York State’s Town and Village Courts (collectively known as the Justice Courts). Many New Yorkers will have their first and only court experience in one of the almost 1300 locally-funded Justice Courts located throughout New York State (except for New York City).

These courts have jurisdiction over a broad range of matters, including vehicle and traffic matters, small claims, evictions, civil matters and criminal offenses.

Important Information

Office of Justice Court Support Continuing Judicial Education Program (CORE), Albany, NY, March 20-21

The Office of Justice Court Support will be presenting both Core A and B in their entirety on Tuesday, March 20th (Core A) and Wednesday, March 21st (Core B) at The Desmond Hotel, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, New York. Judges may also complete their Assessment requirement at these sessions. Space is limited at the site. We are asking that anyone who would like to attend the program please contact us either by email at, or by calling 1-800-232-0630 to preregister. Please feel free to call our office for more information.

Taking the Bench Training

Taking the Bench is comprised of two separate training sessions. The first session consists of five days of consecutive training, which will be held from April 9-13, 2018, at the Office of Justice Court Support Training Room located at 187 Wolf Road (2nd Floor), Albany. The second session is comprised of a two-day follow-up, which be held at the same location tentatively scheduled for September 7- 8, 2018. Please feel free to call our office 1-800-232-0630 for more information.

Justice Court Manual -This manual offers town and village governments best practices and advice relating to the fiscal and operational management of justice courts (current as of January 31, 2015).

Nearly 1,300 Justice Courts in New York State.