Court Help Center

6JD Help Center


The Sixth Judicial District Court Help Center gives free help to people without lawyers.

The Help Center can provide information and assistance with the topics below: 

  • how to start or file a case
  • how to submit a response if somebody starts a case against you
  • basics of filling out court forms
  • court procedures 
  • which court you need to file in
  • finding community agencies and other resources that may provide further assistance

The Help Center cannot give legal advice or tell you the best way to handle your case. If you need legal advice but cannot afford an attorney, some of the below organizations listed in the "Resources" section below may be able to help.



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Phone: 607-240-5954

Broome County Help Center
Broome Supreme Courthouse
92 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 
Walk-in Hours: Thursdays 8:30am-4:00pm*

Chemung County Help Center
Chemung Hazlett Building 
203 Lake Street, Elmira, NY
Walk-in Hours: Thursdays 8:30am-4:00pm*

Tompkins County Help Center
Tompkins County Courthouse
320 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 
Walk-in Hours: Thursdays 9:30am-12:00pm*

*The Help Centers are closed on all State Holidays

Help Center Feedback Form

Help Center Disclaimer Form

Help Center Intake Survey




~ Finding a Lawyer:
Online tool to search for free legal services in your area
New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral Services (Services entire 6th JD except Broome County)

~ Legal Aid Services for Low Income Individuals
Legal Aid Services for Western New York (including Chemung, Schuyler, Tioga & Tompkins Counties)
Legal Aid Services for Central New York and the Southern Tier (including Broome, Cortland, Chenango, Delaware, Madison & Otsego Counties)
American Bar Association Free Legal Answers

~ Elder Law Services
Free legal advice on Elder Law issues for New Yorkers aged 55 and older
Free Elder Law legal services for Broome County Residents aged 60 and older

~ Family Law Services
Free online Family Law resources

~ Housing Services