Courts in New York

There are 1428 Courts in New York, serving a population of 19,798,228 people in an area of 47,113 square miles. There is 1 Court per 13,864 people, and 1 Court per 32 square miles.

The state of New York is ranked 16th in Courts per capita, and 3rd in Courts per square mile.

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New York Appellate Courts

Court Name: New York Court of Appeals
Place(s) of Session: Statewide
Number of Judges: 7

Court Name: New York Supreme Court, Appellate Div. 1st
Place(s) of Session: Bronx, NY County
Number of Judges: 14

Court Name: New York Supreme Court, Appellate Div. 2nd
Place(s) of Session: Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester
Number of Judges: 20

Court Name: New York Supreme Court, Appellate Div. 3rd
Place(s) of Session: Albany, Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington
Number of Judges: 9

Court Name: New York Supreme Court, Appellate Div. 4th
Place(s) of Session: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
Number of Judges: 10

New York Trial Courts
Court NameSource of AuthorityGeographic JurisdictionNumber of Judges
Civil Court of the City of NYConstitutionCity Limits120
Criminal Court of the City of NYConstitutionCity Limits102
New York City CourtConstitutionCity Limits166
New York County CourtConstitutionCounty122
New York Court of ClaimsConstitutionStatewide79
New York District CourtConstitutionDistrict/Circuit53
New York Family CourtConstitutionCounty147
New York Supreme CourtConstitutionCounty269
New York Surrogates CourtConstitutionCounty31
New York Town & Village Justice CourtConstitutionTown or Village-Based-
New York Problem Solving Courts
Court TypeGeographic Jurisdiction
Community CourtsLocal
Drug CourtsLocal
Domestic Violence CourtsLocal
Mental Health CourtsLocal
Veterans CourtsLocal
Teen CourtsLocal
Human Trafficking CourtsLocal
Sex Offense CourtsLocal
New York Jury Duty Requirements
Convicted Felons DisqualifiedYes
English RequiredYes
Residency RequirementCounty Resident: 1 Day
Minimum Age18
Time Since Prior Jury Service6-10 years