Help Center at Erie County Surrogate's Court 

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Help Center at Erie County Surrogate’s Court 


The Center for Elder Law & Justice has partnered with the Erie County Surrogate’s Court to provide a Help Center for unrepresented individuals in need of brief advice and counsel on Surrogate’s Court matters.


Such matters may include:

·         Probate and Estate Administration

·         Guardianship proceedings

·         Adoptions

·         Assistance retrieving unclaimed funds of a deceased relative held by the NYS Comptroller

·         Small or Voluntary Estate matters


The Help Center is staffed by a volunteer attorney on the following days and times:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


The Help Center is located at Erie County Surrogate’s Court

92 Franklin Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202


Are you an attorney interested in volunteering at the Help Center? Contact Amanda Warner at 716-853-3087 ext. 241, or via email at  for more information.