This video provides a brief introduction to Family Court in New York.
· Supreme Court: Unlike in the federal system, the New York trial courts are called the Supreme Courts. There are also the Courts of Claims, the Family Courts, the Surrogate’s Courts, and outside NYC, the County Courts. There are additional trial courts with limited jurisdictions.
· Appellate Division: Is the intermediate appellate court in New York. In New York, there are four Appellate Divisions of the Supreme Court, one in each of the State’s four Judicial Departments.
· Court of Appeals: Is the highest court in New York State. The Court of Appeals articulates state-wide principles of law, generally focusing on broad issues of law.
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