Free, Public Access to New York’s Official, Reported Decisions

The State of New York has provided a website providing free public access to the official reported decisions of the New York Courts.

The site provides the public with free access to the official, published decisions of New York’s trial courts and appellate courts. It is intended for informational purposes only, personal use only, and not for commercial use. However, the site is free and open to the public.

Here’s what the website says about its updated pages:

This site is powered by Thomson West and permits text searches of court system’s entire database of court decisions, going back approximately ten years.

This service provides access to opinions of the New York Court of Appeals, the Appellate Division, the Appellate Term, the Supreme Court and miscellaneous courts. All opinions dated from January 1, 1980 and published or abstracted in the Official Reports through the most recent Advance Sheets are included. The source for these opinions is the New York State Law Reporting Bureau.

Opinions can be searched by word, official citation, official slip opinion number, docket number, case name, judge name, counsel name, opinion type (i.e., majority, concurring, dissenting) and decision date.

Copyrighted features of the Official Reports (e.g., headnotes, abstracts, summaries and points of counsel) are not included in this service.

Please note: The information contained in the Martin & Colin, P.C. web site is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. Our law firm provides legal advice and other services only to persons or entities with which it has established an attorney-client relationship. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.


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