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Electronic Case Filing Help Desk, U.S. District Court, WDNY

Business Address
U.S. District Court / Western District of NY
US Courthouse / 2 Niagara Square
Buffalo, New York 14202

Patrick J. Healy, Systems Manager
Business: (716) 332-1775 HELP DESK
Mobile: (716) 445-6729
Fax: (716) 551-4850
Technical help desk (716) 332-1776
Procedural help desk (716) 332-1775

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LexisNexis Sites & Resources

Martindale Legal Services (includes sections on bankruptcy & a court reporter directory)
LexisNexis.Com (Includes communities on workers compensation, insurance law, etc.)
LexisNexis Store (including law textbooks, legal accounting and practice management software, etc.)
Lawyers.Com (Law Firm Directory, includes sections such as traffic violations
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New York City Paralegal Association
American Bar Association
American Arbitration Association
Defense Research Institute
American Trial Lawyers Association
New York State Bar Association
Bar Association of Erie County
American Hospital Association
Buffalo Attorneys
Association of Legal Administrators
Onondaga County Bar Association Paralegals Committee
Paralegal Association of Rochester
Capital District Paralegal Association
Long Island Paralegal Association
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Local Government

Erie County Clerk’s Office
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New York State Government (Office of Attorney General) (Comptroller ‘s Office)  (Department of State)
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Special Links & Documents of Interest

OYEZ  – U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia Site – Take a virtual tour of the Supreme Court including the Justices’ chambers

ABA Guidelines for Utilization of Paralegals

NYS Bar Association Guidelines for Utilization of Paralegals
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Federal/State Courts, Codes, Statutes & Legislation

NYS Courts, 8th Judicial District
Cornell Law School – Legal Information Institute -State Statutes
Cornell Law School – Legal Information Institute – Federal Statutes
Federal Register
State Statutes & Legislation on the Net
NYS Unified Court System
NY Decisions
NY Forms
USDC – NY Eastern District
USDC – NY Southern District
USDC – NY Northern District
USDC – WDNY Bankruptcy
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Status of Paralegals under “FairPay Overtime Rules”

The U. S. Department of Labor’s new “FairPay Overtime Rules,” 29 CFR Part 541, effective August 23, 2004, are published in Vol. 69, No. 79 of the Federal Register. The language specific to paralegals appears in 541.301 at page 22266 (page 146 of 154 in .pdf version). Click HERE to download the PDF File.
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