Supreme Court Help Center

NYS Court Help Center

Court based Help Centers provide free information about the law and court procedure, to people who do not have an attorney. Help Center staff do not provide legal advice and are unable to represent you.

On this page, you will find the contact information for court-based Help Centers and Community Organizations that may be able to help guide you through the court process. 

Location & Hours

Supreme Court Law Library
77 W. Eagle Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

Email:  [email protected]


  • Route 190 North to Exit 7 - Church Street. Left on Franklin Street. Left onto W. Eagle Street.
  • Route 190 South, Exit 8 - Niagara Street. Right on Niagara Street to Niagara Square. Continue around Niagara Square to third street (Niagara Street) - right onto Franklin Street. Right onto W. Eagle Street.
  • NY-33 West to Goodell Street. Cross Main Street. Goodell becomes Edward. Continue on Edward to Delaware Avenue. Make a left on Delaware Avenue to Niagara Square - around the circle to fourth street (Niagara Street) - right onto Franklin Street. Right onto W. Eagle Street.


The 8th District Court Help Center provides free legal and procedural information to the public. The Court Help Center is neutral and cannot give legal advice or tell you the best way to handle your case.

Help Center Staff can provide information:
• on how to commence cases
• on how to answer cases
• on how to collect judgments
• on filling out forms
• on court procedure
• on referrals to appropriate agencies
• on public access computer use
• on how to find your destination court

Finding and using New York State’s courts raises challenges for many. The unusual complexity of the court system’s structure, the extraordinary number of trial and appellate courts, the scope and detail of the law, court procedures and court forms, the insufficient supply of lawyers, and the state’s vast size represent significant potential difficulties.

An essential obligation of any democracy is the provision of a system of civil justice that affords access to all of its citizens irrespective of income or any other potential barriers. The Eighth Judicial District is committed to fulfilling this obligation by opening the Court Help Center, a one stop venue to enhance the public’s confidence in the legal system.

“Equal access to justice means courts that work for everyone.”