Help Center at Erie County Surrogate's Court
Help Center at Erie County Surrogate’s Court
The Erie County Surrogate's Court Help Center will be closed until further notice due to guidelines from the CDC, New York State, and the New York State Unified Court System. For brief legal advice and counsel, please contact our Legal Advice Helpline at 1-844-481-0973. You can speak directly with an attorney from 9am-11am Monday through Friday mornings.
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
· 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 Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:30am - 12:30pm, and is located at Erie County Surrogate's Court, 92 Franklin St., 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202.
Should your income exceed our eligibility requirements (below), please contact one of the following resources for legal assistance:
Are you an attorney interested in volunteering at the Help Center? Contact Amanda Warner at 716-853-3087 ext. 241, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.