Erie County Courts

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Court Location Area
East Aurora New York 14052
Buffalo New York 14219
Boston New York 14025
Buffalo New York 14202
Buffalo New York 14203
Cheektowaga New York 14227
Colden New York 14033
Depew New York 14043
Eden New York 14057
Elma Center New York 14059
Buffalo New York 14202
Hamburg New York 14075
Hamburg New York 14075
Buffalo New York 14218
Lancaster New York 14086
Marilla New York 14102
North Collins New York 14111
Orchard Park New York 14127
South Wales New York 14139
West Seneca New York 14224

What is a court?

Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.

Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.

In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.