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Q. How can I find out a court’s address and phone number?
A. Visit CourtHelp to find contact information for a court.

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Q. Can I find New York State court opinions on-line?
A. Go to Decisions

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Q. How can I find information about individual courts?
A. Go to the individual court’s web site. Choose one on the Courts’ homepage or, try these direct links:

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Q. How can I find a dictionary explaining common legal terms?
A. Try these websites:

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Q. Is there a law library I can use?
A. There is a public access law library in each of the 62 counties in New York State. Check with your local library to find out the hours of operation.

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Q. Can I use the web to request a copy of a publication in a law library?
A. Yes, you can use the Library Materials Document Delivery System

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Q. How can I find court materials or information in a language other than English?
A. Try the court system's Foreign Language Homepage. It lists information and materials available in other languages.

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Q. How do I find out what a juvenile delinquent is?
A. Read about how the Family Court determines who is a juvenile delinquent.

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Q. What is a PINS?
A. A Person in Need of Supervision (PINS) is a child under the age of 18 who does not attend school, or behaves in a way that is dangerous or often disobeys authority (including parents).

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Q. The court appointed a guardian for me. What is that?
A. A guardian is an attorney or an agency appointed by the court to take responsibility for the care of a child.

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