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New York Resources

This State Guide lists the major sources of law in New York.

Encyclopedia, Practice Series & Treatises

New York Jurisprudence 2d

"The topically organized explanations and summaries of basic legal doctrines, together with the supporting primary law (cases, statutes, and court rules), present a comprehensive statement of New York civil and criminal law, both substantive and procedural."

New York Practice by David D. Siegel: Offers a detailed and comprehensive treatment of basic rules, principles, and issues relating to New York practice. The federal chapter summarizes the civil jurisdiction and practice of the federal courts and compares and contrasts it with New York practice in a number of particulars.

New York Lawyers’ Practical Skills Series by N.Y. State Bar Association. Formerly known as New York Lawyer's Deskbook and Formbook. 

New York Civil Practice: CPLR by Jack B. Weistein et al.

Carmody-Walt 2d New York Practice with Forms on Westlaw 

Bender's Forms for the Civil Practice on Lexis

Bender's Forms for the Consolidated Laws of New York on Lexis

Bender's Forms of Pleading of the State of New York on Lexis

West's McKinney's Forms on Westlaw 

New York Forms Legal & Business on Westlaw (in print, formally titled New York Forms: Practice-Oriented Forms for New York Legal and Business Transaction)

New York Practice Series on Westlaw: A collection of treatises covering over 20 New York practice areas.

New York Civil Practice Before Trial on Bloomberg Law

New York Judge Reviews and Court Directory on Bloomberg Law

James Publishing New York Objections on Bloomberg Law

New York Trial Notebook on Bloomberg Law

More Practice Materials

New York Law Reports Style Manual (2012): With 2015 cumulative electronic update.

More New York Treatises and Practice Materials on Lexis

More New York Treatises and Practice Materials on Westlaw 

Practice Advisor New York on Lexis

Practical Law New York on Westlaw 

Research Guides:

State Law Reviews & Bar Journals

Though New York is home to many law schools and legal organizations, thus the existence of a large number of academic law reviews and professional journals, the following law journals and periodicals focus on New York State:

New York Law Journal: Primarily legal news content. Also publishes some unpublished court opinions.

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Journal: Substantive articles relating to practice of law in New York state on business, criminal, elder, environmental, labor and employment, real property and trusts and estate law, as well as other general topics of interest to attorneys.

The Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1946 - 2009, ceased) (New York city Bar)

The Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1946 - 2009, ceased) on HeinOnline

Albany Law Review: Publishes annual symposium issue on New York State Constitution.

Syracuse Law Review: Publishes an annual survey of New York law.

Touro Law Review: Publishes an annual issue on New York State Constitutional Law.

44th Street Notes (2004 - 2010, ceased in print) and 44th Street eNews (2004 - ): A newsletter of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York , contains articles, reports, announcement, and commentary.

Additional Sources

More on Practice

Legal blogs about a state's laws may be found on Justia's Blawg and ABA Journal's Blawg.