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New York Resources

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

Administrative Orders, Decisions and Opinions

Like their rule-making power, the "judiciary-like" power of administrative agencies is derived from statutes that govern the agencies. Administrative decisions, opinions and rulings are not necessarily easy to find because many agencies publish their decisions and opinions selectively; titles of the agency publications and even the name and responsibilities of the agencies frequently change. Since administrative decisions, opinions and rulings are public records, researchers can request them from the agencies under the Freedom of Information Law, N.Y. Pub.Off. Law § 87 (2000).

The Agency Listing includes links to the websites of State agencies and departments. Some agencies have posted their selective decisions, opinions and rulings on their sites (the following list is not exhaustive):

Commissioner's Orders, New York State Division of Human Rights on Bloomberg Law

Decisions, New York State Workers' Compensation Board on Bloomberg Law

Enforcement Actions, Guidance & Interpretation, News & Information, New York State Department of Financial Services on Bloomberg Law

New York Commission on Judicial Conduct Opinions on Lexis 

New York Insurance General Counsel Opinions on Lexis

New York Securities No-Action Letters on Lexis

New York Workers' Compensation Administration Decisions on Westlaw 

NY State Bar Assoc Comm on Prof Ethics/State Ethics Comm - Decs on Lexis 

NY Workers' Compensation Decisions, LRP on Lexis

More New York State and New York City Administrative Decisions on Lexis

More New York State and New York City Administrative Decisions on Westaw

More New York State and New York City Administrative Decisions on Bloomberg Law

Research Guide:

New York City Administrative Decisions

CityAdmin Online Library (N.Y. L. Sch.): A library of decisions decided by New York City agencies.

New York State and New York City Administrative Decisions on Lexis: Including New York City Bar Assoc Comm on Prof & Judicial ethics - Decs, New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, New York City Conflicts of Interest Board Decisions, New York City Corporation Counsel Opinions, New York City Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings

New York State and New York City Administrative Decisions on Westaw: Including New York City Commission on Human Rights, New York City Conflicts of Interest Board, New York City Corporation Counsel Opinions, New York City Taxation Administrative Decisions

New York State and New York City Administrative Decisions on Bloomberg Law: Including New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal

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