Category Archives: New York State Courts

New Course Offering: Advanced Legal Research: New York Civil Litigation

Working in New York this Summer?  Need to sharpen your research skills? Then register for Advanced Legal Research: New York Civil Litigation.  The class, which is taught by Reference Librarian and Prof. Kathleen Darvil, follows the research process from the initial client interview through the final appellate judgment.  The intensive course runs from May 14-17, 2012.  The class meets from 6:00 pm-9:30pm, Monday-Thursday.  For more information please email Kathleen Darvil at


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Annual New York State Judicial Candidate Voter Guide

The 2011 New York State Judicial Candidate Voter Guide is available through the Unified Court System’s website at ( through Election Day, Nov. 8, 2011.

The 2011 non-partisan Judicial Candidate Voter Guide is designed to help you make a more informed decision on Election Day (November 8, 2011).

The  Guide covers elected, trial-level judge positions, other than Town and Village Justices as provided by the state and county boards of election. There is also biographical information about each candidate as provided by the candidate.  Where candidates have participated, the Guide has links to their biographical, educational and professional histories. Candidates also were allowed to provide a short “personal statement” about themselves for the Guide. Finally, there is are descriptions of elective judicial offices throughout New York State.

The Guide lists covers for New York State judicial races; fifty-four of the state’s sixty-two counties have at least one contested judicial races on November 8th.

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