(716) 853-3087


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 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Thursdays 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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

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

For more information, call 716-853-3087 ext. 271.



Are you an attorney interested in volunteering at the Help Center? Contact Jesslyn Holbrook at or 716-853-3087 ext. 241 for more information.

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